Developing Sydney is new series with Laila Ellmoos, historian with the City of Sydney and is the title of an exhibition Laila was curating at Customs House opening late March 2020. This did not go ahead. However, the exhibition is now online at: https://www.sydneycustomshouse.com.au/visit/exhibitions-events
The exhibition and the series examines Sydney 1900 – 1920 through the archives of photographs in council’s collection. It also marks a new and easier way for us to access the archives. This is the link: https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
On Arts Wednesday 5 August 2020, Sylvia Played Part 6 of Developing Sydney, the last in the series. In this episode Laila talks about fire and the impact it had on shaping Sydney.