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Today in history

Come and explore a different view of the State archives. Glance through the history of New South Wales and the State archives day by day, month by month.

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Original competition drawings by Jorn Utzon, Perspective from staircase between the two halls looking towards the north, SZ112_01. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on royal train at Central Railway Station, Sydney (NSW), 1954.  Digital id 17420_a014_a014000154_T School children on bridge, 1932.  Digital id 12685_a007_a00704_8734000046r Unveiling the Cenotaph - The Last Post, 1929.  Digital id 12685_a007_a00704_8735000004r

View of William St, Bathurst, no date.  Digital id 12932_a012_a012X2449000063 12932-a012-a012X2444000066 Grand Parade at Royal Easter Show, Sydney (NSW), no date.  Digital id 12932-a012-a012X2442000025.jpg Spectators viewing the US Navy's "Great White Fleet' in Sydney Harbour, 1908.  Digital id 18526_a024_000015.jpg

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney (NSW), no date.  Digital id 4481_a026_000738.jpg View of Milsons Point and Luna Park (NSW), no date.  Digital id12932-a012-a012X2442000053 Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney (NSW), no date.  Digital id 12932-a012-a012X2442000026_T Western side of the Old Sydney Railway Station (NSW), 1879.  Digital id 17420_a014_a0140000248_T


This is a work in progress with new entries being added every month.  The page has been created using the following resources:

What Happened When: a chronology of Australia from 1788, Anthony Barker, Allen & Unwin, 2000

This day in history

State Records NSW: Archives Investigator catalogue

NLA Exhibition - World Upside Down: Australia 1788-1830