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About lorrainestacker

Library Research Services Supervisor, Penrith City Library

UNSW’s Short course in Managing Historical Documents

UNSW SHORT COURSE IN MANAGING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS NOVEMBER 2018 The UNSW Short Course in Managing Historical Documents, which will be offered over two consecutive weeks from Monday 5th November to Friday 16th November, 2018, through the School of Humanities and … Continue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