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About lorrainestacker

Library Research Services Supervisor, Penrith City Library

Our Research Room Revealed

Our Research Room Revealed Connecting People, Places and the Past Check out the heritage festival website https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/our-research-room-revealed-connecting-people-places-and-the-past/ And Penrith Library events https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/community-library/library/upcoming-library-events Monday 29 April l 10am to 12pm Q&A and Family history helpwith Nepean Family History Society Tuesday 30 April … Continue reading

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Research Room refurbishment well under way

Penrith City Library’s Research Room has moved and its staff are temporarily located in the new room until the staff areas are completed. Everything is on track for 11 March reopening of the refurbished study and computer areas, and Research … Continue reading

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Penrith City Library 2019 History Calendar

Our 2019 history calendar is now for sale. Purchases can be made at Penrith Library’s service desks or Nepean Family History Society On sale for $10

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Noble work recognised: Penrith City Library remembers the Great War.

On 21 November, the Library hosted a commemorative event to recognise the work and sacrifice of our local men and women during the First World War. Our last Our Fallen booklet was given out to attendees. These booklets have contained … Continue reading

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UNSW’s Short course in Managing Historical Documents

UNSW SHORT COURSE IN MANAGING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS NOVEMBER 2018 The UNSW Short Course in Managing Historical Documents, which will be offered over two consecutive weeks from Monday 5th November to Friday 16th November, 2018, through the School of Humanities and … Continue reading

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National Family History Month

August is National Family History Month and Penrith Library has arranged a varied programme of activities during the month. Tickets will be available from Penrith Library from 16th July. Most events are free, but bookings are essential due to limited … Continue reading

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Toby Ryan – celebrating his 200th birthday

  Nepean Family History Society in conjunction with Penrith City Library will celebrate local colourful identity James Tobias (Toby) Ryan’s 200th birthday on 3 February 2018. Penrith City Library have also kindly digitised the facsimile copy of Toby’s Reminiscences of … Continue reading

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2018 History Calendar

Penrith City Library’s 2018 History Calendar is out and for sale for just $10 at all Penrith Library branches and Nepean Family History Society (publications@nepeanfhs.org.au). Our calendar celebrates the many anniversaries in our history, especially the forming of the Nepean … Continue reading

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Film night and talk – To Beersheba and back – the story of the Australian Lighthorse charge at Beersheba on 31 October 1917

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charge at Beersheba on 31 October 1917 by the Australian Lighthorse, Penrith City Library will be screening the 1987 film The Lighthorsemen. Prior to the film screening Information Librarian Lorraine Stacker will give … Continue reading

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Vale Sue Sewter, nurse, educator, local historian and Library volunteer

Audrey Dorothy ‘Sue’ Sewter was born on 11 January 1928 in Lancaster, England to Walter and Gladys (Cookson) Sewter. Following her schooling, Sue trained as a nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and met fellow trainee Joy Edmonds. They … Continue reading

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