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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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Display of archaeological finds from the Lochwood Estate

In 2016 the remains of a 200 year old cottage, farm buildings and over 1,000 objects were discovered during an archaeological excavation as part of the construction of the new Oakdale South Industrial Estate, just 25 km east of Penrith. Penrith City Library … 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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West Fest event – 10 October 2018

Penrith City Council and Penrith City Library are hosting three events as part of West Fest – an event celebrating the culture and heritage of Western Sydney organised by Office of Environment and Heritage. West Fest is a two week … 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UNSW’s Short course in Managing Historical Documents

UNSW SHORT COURSE IN MANAGING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS NOVEMBER 2018 The UNSW Short Course in Managing Historical Documents, which will be offered over two consecutive weeks from Monday 5th November to Friday 16th November, 2018, through the School of Humanities and … Continue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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Adam “Scotty” Denholm – Local police officer turned Skippy trainer

The second Emu Plains Police Station was built in 1908 and was used up until 1921, when the resident police officer Constable Samuel McLean retired. Following his retirement a decision was made not to appoint another police officer at Emu … 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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