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Sugar bags and specked fruit: memories of the Great Depression

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am



Sugar bags and specked fruit: memories of the Great Depression

Hosted by City of Sydney Council

Please join City of Sydney Council and Dr Lisa Murray in an online talk about Sydney in the Great Depression. 

Dr Lisa Murray is a City Historian who will deliver a talk about how inner-city residents coped during the Great Depression. This talk will include some audio excerpts about growing up during the 1930s, and through these memories explore themes of poverty, crime, mutual help, and resourcefulness. These personal memories and social history allow reflection and inform the contemporary situation, an unprecedented time of social and economic disruption.

What lessons can we learn?

This is a free event and bookings are essential. The online talk will be held on Zoom and will go for half an hour, including a short Q&A.




Image Credit: Moore Park children’s playground, 1936. (City of Sydney Archives, A-00055360)

Friday 11 September 2020

This is a free event however, bookings are essential. Please register above.

Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom.

You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.

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