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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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Family History Saturday: “Sourcing and Sorting It”

A big thank you to all of those who participated on the day. We received some lovely feedback on the speakers, the tours and the Library staff. Thank you to Nepean FHS for being there on the day and to … Continue reading

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1917 Our Fallen

Penrith Library staff are in the process of compiling a biography of each of the local men who fell in 1917. Their names appear on local memorials across our City. Please check out our updated biographies on these men as … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Spring Frost Corner, Emu Heights

On Monday 24 October 2016 the Mayor of Penrith, Councillor John Thain officially unveiled Spring Frost Corner on Wedmore Road, Emu Heights. At the instigation of the Innes family, Emu Green Reserve was recognised as the place where Elioth Gruner … Continue reading

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‘Cowpastures and beyond’ State Family History Conference

The State Family History Conference this years will be held at the Camden Civic Centre on 9-11 September 2016. On Friday the conference area is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come along between 10 and 4, converse … Continue reading

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National Family History Month – August 2016

National Family History Month is on in August. It is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular past-times around the world. There are over 250,000 Australians who are … Continue reading

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