2017 History Calendar is out now!


On sale for just $10 at Penrith Library

Penrith Library’s 2017 history calendar acknowledges the many local school anniversaries that will be celebrated in 2017. In particular, Penrith Public School in High Street, which opened 100 years ago on its new site.

Also, we again this year commemorate the sacrifice of our local men and women from the First World War and we list those men who made the Supreme Sacrifice.

In June 1867 (150 years ago) we experienced the greatest flood in recorded history, and, at the same time the new Nepean Road and Rail bridge was opened – trains and road traffic on the same bridge! – the bridge is now named Victoria bridge after the first 2 bridges which had been washed away in 1857 (160 years ago) and 1860. And now in 2017 a new bridge is emerging across the Nepean River.

For more details on the history behind these events, please refer to the Council’s publication: Penrith: the makings of a city (2014), by Lorraine Stacker. Copies are available for sale in the Library for $50, and lending copies are available for loan.

Also, our Library’s Research Room holds a treasure trove of information on our City’s history. The Room is attended by a research librarian every day who are available to help with any local and family history inquiries.

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