Cartographica – Sydney on the Map

The City of Sydney

City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA) present: Cartographica – Sydney on the Map

The City of Sydney [a bird’s-eye view], M.S. Hill [Image courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales]

This talk by the City’s Curator, Margaret Betteridge will preview some of the fascinating research she has undertaken for a new exhibition about mapping our City, scheduled to open at Customs House in late November 2018. This lecture will showcase different methods of finding our way across Sydney: from the tracks, language, stars and seasons which Aboriginal people have used for thousands of years; to the hand-drawn outlines of first European settlement; along with maps of Sydney that respond to the many different ways we move around to live, work and play.

The exhibition will include maps in many forms, from traditional historical printed maps to contemporary cartography, including 2D and 3D images and digital videos, projection, spatial mapping, public programs and walking tours – sure to appeal to everyone who loves maps and the history of Sydney.


When: Saturday 13 October 2018, 2pm
Where: Lord Mayor’s Reception Room, Sydney Town Hall, NSW Sydney 2000
Cost: Gold coin donation appreciated
(No bookings required)

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