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Heritage Centre Digital Collections
A range of online resources for researching local and family history




North Sydney Heritage Centre's Digital Image Collections

Access over 20,000 historical images, maps and building plans, artworks, postcards and more.

Use of the Digital Image Collections is subject to these terms and conditions



Costumes & Objects

View clothing, textiles, domestic items, utensils, tools, memorabilia and other objects relating to the history of North Sydney from the 19C through to the present day.  



Face of North Sydney

View pictures from a historic collection of over 8,500 photos.  




Public Art

A register of public artworks located in the North Sydney Council area.  




Building North Sydney

An Archive of original Building Plans lodged during 1930 - 1949  




Plaque Register

This is a register of all commemorative plaques and signage installed by North Sydney Council in association with the North Shore Historical Society.


1890's Block Plan Maps

These plans were drawn between 1890-1896 under the direction of the NSW Surveyor General, and show those parts of the Municipality which had been subdivided and built upon at that time.


Just For Fun

This Image Library contains the Kathy Day collection of world amusement park and seaside resort postcards.  


Picturing North Sydney  

This Image Library contains artworks, large photographs, some plans and awards from our Large Picture Collection. 


North Shore Historical Journals

Pages of the North Shore Historical Society Journals from inception in 1959 to 2010.


St Thomas Cemetery Headstones

Surviving headstones in the St. Thomas' cemetery prior to its conversion into a rest park in 1974.