From the Attic

From the Attic: 150 years of Local Government in Randwick City

Celebrating 150 years of local government in Randwick,

From the Attic was a quintessential collection of historical objects from the Community of Randwick. Local studies staff appealed to the community to come forward with their iconic historical pieces that spoke to the local history of this iconic City. The result was a collaborative effort. Pieces from the Randwick City Library’s rich archive, including the first minute book of Randwick Council from 1859 were on display for the community to admire. Randwick Historical Society also joined forces with the local studies team to augment what the community contributed to this once in a generation display. It is amazing what people keep hidden in their attics and cupboards. The exhibition was launched by the Mayor of Randwick for 2009, Cr Bruce Notley-Smith to great acclaim. The exhibition was one of the signature events of the sesqui-centenary celebrations that included, history talks, a visit to the tram Museum at Loftus, Let’s Celebrate Carnival Day in Alison Park and a re-enactment of the First Randwick Council meeting.

Curators: Georgina Keep and Mala Scorse, Randwick City Library

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