Sydney Map Group: Block plans
Essential maps for historical research into our city
North Sydney Council’s Historical Services team based at Stanton Library field research requests from a wide variety of parties: local residents, heritage consultants and Council staff in the course of dealing with planning and other local government issues. Two sets of maps, called Block Plans, are particularly important for this work. One was drafted in the 1890s shortly after North Sydney Council was established after the amalgamation of three existing boroughs. The other was created in the 1930s immediately after the completion of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
In this talk North Sydney Council Historian Dr Ian Hoskins will focus on the 1930s plans of North Sydney, pointing out the detail that appears on them and how this is useful for a variety of historical research work: social history, planning history, architectural history and cultural history.
A selection of Block plans from the Library's collections will be on display.
Light refreshments available.