The Council of the City of Sydney was established in 1842. This major exhibition presents the civic and social histories, events, people and places of the inner city from 1842 to 2017. It demonstrates the impact of Council as the administrator of the city over 175 years.

Showcasing the visionary leadership and major achievements in the growth of Sydney as a global city, the exhibition also presents the shaping of, and support for, the community.

Four major themes – Governing, Building, Working and Inspiring – are explored through 175 objects, photographs, documents and supporting material.

The exhibition is curated by the City Curator, City Archivist and City Historian.

Open daily to the public, 11am to 4pm in the Lower Town Hall of Sydney Town Hall. Free entry.

Image: Gully Flushers, c. 1905 (City Archives 006011) 

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