Carrington Road Industrial heritage (Marrickville) E-book Launch

Carrington Road Industrial heritage (Marrickville) E-book Launch

Please join the Inner West Council at Marrickville Library for the premiere of the e-book publication showcasing 20th century industry, with major factories including General Motors – Holden’s, Davies Coop, Duly & Hansford, Rega Products and Tecnico – Pye.

Carrington Road Industrial heritage (Marrickville) E-book Launch

Hope, Out of the Ashes!

Apart of History Week 2020, please join The Oaks Historical Society Inc for a special exhibition to celebrate the Bushfire Brigades in the Wollondilly Shire. It will explore how history shows they were established to bring hope to local communities in times of bushfire and other disasters.

Museum of Fire Historic Display

Museum of Fire Historic Display

The Museum of Fire’s Historic Display will showcase some of their rarely seen heritage vehicles from the Museum’s collection. Supported by the Historic Fire Engine Association, please join the Museum of Fire for their final event for History Week 2020.

Museum of Fire Historic Display

PANDEMIC!

This display compares two pandemics, one century apart. Just over a century ago, the world was gripped by the pneumonic influenza pandemic. In 1918 the virus, then known as the Spanish flu, raged through military camps of ally and enemy alike. It continued to strike down soldiers and civilians through the Armistice celebrations and into the new year of 1919. More people died of influenza than fighting in the war. In 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) started its deadly spread. As this new virus continues to impact our communities, our health and our economy, history shows us that pandemics occur with startling frequency, yet in each generation there are stories of sacrifice and service, of loss and compassion.