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Convicts and Colonists History Conference and Family History Fair

CONVICTS AND COLONISTS HISTORY CONFERENCE & FAMILY HISTORY FAIR at Penrith City Library 31 August 10am – 4pm In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Emu Plains Convict Farm’s establishment and Penrith’s early colonial history. History Conference – Where: … Continue reading

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New Research Room launched 9 May 2019

Penrith Library’s new Research Room and study rooms On 9 May 2019 the Library officially launched its newly refurbished areas. The Library’s Research Room, reading and reference areas and computer zone areas were refurbished. Penrith Council’s Mayor Ross Fowler welcomed … Continue reading

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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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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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Windows into Wartime – Home front insights through the lens of NSW government photographers

Penrith City Library is hosting this NSW State Archives exhibition from 24 October to 30 November 2018. The exhibition presents a selection of historical images taken by government photographers during the time of Australia’s involvement in the War to the … Continue reading

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Noble work recognised: Penrith City Library remembers the Great War

Save the date – 21 November 2018 Time:  6pm for 6.30pm Supper on arrival An evening of reflection to mark the end of the Great War 100 years ago. The evening will be filled with information sharing, remembrance and storytelling. … 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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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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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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