North Shore Historical Society

Date : 
12 July 2018 
Venue: Stanton Library - Conference Room (level 2)
Council Event
Cost: $4 visitors

Event Details

The Art of the Bridge

Thursday 14 June 2018, 7pm

Praised and portrayed by poets, writers, painters and photographers, Sydney’s Harbour Bridge is an iconic symbol of Sydney and Australia.

The need and desire to join North and South of the harbour was a ferociously contested process. In its decade of construction from the 1920s to the early 30s, the bridge was a symbol for hope and modernity. The outcome is an engineering marvel that evokes national pride and captures Australia’s imagination.

You are invited to join State Library Curator Anni Turnbull as she explores the history of the Harbour Bridge through the Library’s art collection. 

Guest Speaker: Anni Turnbull

Anni’s work as a curator gives her a wealth of knowledge and insight into the ways artists and photographers have depicted and interpreted Sydney Harbour Bridge. She is also in the process of creating content for a web story on the bridge for the State Library.


Visitors welcome!

Enquiries: President - 9929 6637, Secretary - 9957 2332


Other Information

Latest Society Bulletin (972KB)


About the North Shore Historical Society

The Society, founded in 1958, aims to promote both public knowledge of and research into local history, including the way in which the histories of the City of Sydney and the NSW State have impacted on the development of the North Shore.

The Society accomplishes its objectives through regular monthly meetings, visits to historical sites, and walks exploring regional history. It also financially supports History Prizes for local school students.

The Society assists Council in many matters including the provision of plaques at historical sites.

The Society's archives and research files are available in the Heritage Centre (Stanton Library), plus advice and support can be sourced from others with particular interests or expertise.

Or you can view pages from the Historical Society journals online.


Join Us

Membership is open to everyone with an interest in regional history. Membership offers you the opportunity to meet other people with similar interests, to attend meetings with informative guest speakers, to attend outings to places of historical interest, and to receive our monthly Newsletter with details of meetings, speakers and other relevant historical matters.

The membership fee is $15 per person, per annum. If you would like to join, please download:

Application for Membership form (349KB) 

complete and post it with your cheque, or bring it along to one of the monthly meetings!


12 Jul 2018 at 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
09 Aug 2018 at 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
13 Sep 2018 at 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
11 Oct 2018 at 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
08 Nov 2018 at 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Stanton Library - Conference Room (level 2)
234 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060


For more information please contact NSHS Information.

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