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Sydney’s waterfront in late-19th century suburban borough maps

Sydney’s waterfront in late-19th century suburban borough maps

Scholar Talks at Six

The Scholar Talks at Six series celebrates maps and mapping, held in the Library’s beautiful Map Rooms.

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3 / 3 events in this Scholar Talks at Six series
21 April 2022 6pm to 7pm


General Admission: $15.00


Map Room, Level 1
Mitchell Building
Sydney NSW 2000


Join Dr Ian Hoskins as he explores the State Library’s bound volume of suburban maps published by the significant Sydney cartographic firm, Higinbotham and Robinson (H&R), in the late-19th century. Described sometimes as an ‘atlas’, this collection of maps carried the motto ‘fiat lux’ or ‘let light be made’ and was a guide for professionals and interested residents to Australia’s first city. The collection also became a means of understanding or reading a sprawling metropolis and is still a valuable resource for comprehending the changes that have unfolded since. The focus will be on Sydney Harbour’s waterfront suburbs. 


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