Heritage Databases

Online Catalogues

You can access a range of wonderful image libraries curated by the North Sydney Heritage Centre.

These databases can all be accessed from home, or wherever you have internet access.

Many of the images are copyright (further information is linked in each collection)

Enjoy these portals into yesteryear...

 

costumes.jpgCostumes & Objects

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

 

 

 

 

face_north_sydney.jpgFace of North Sydney

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

naming_ns.jpgNaming North Sydney

The history behind the naming of North Sydney's streets, parks and localities.    

 

 

 

 

 

ART_TRAIL-angles_of_incidence_DP-2A.jpgPublic Art  

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

 

 

 

 

 

building.jpgBuilding North Sydney

An Archive of original Building Plans lodged during 1930 - 1949  

 

 

 

 

 

newspaper.jpg The Mosman Daily Index

This database is an Index of articles on local politics, news, current events, and the people, places,    

 

 

 

 

 

plaque_register.jpgPlaque Register

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

 

 

 

 

block_plan.jpg1890'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.

 

 

 

postcard.jpgJust For Fun

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

 

 

 

 

 

gallery.jpgPicturing North Sydney  

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

 

 

 

 

 

north_shore.jpgNorth Shore Journals  

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

 

 

 

 

 

cemetery.jpgSt Thomas Cemetery Headstones

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