The Industrial Heritage of Strathfield Exhibition, Minding Our Business, opens on Thursday 16 June 2022 at 6pm at Strathfield Library. Entry to the exhibition is free and open during the business hours of the Library. Registrations to attend the opening have closed.
The exhibition is presented by Strathfield-Homebush District Historical Society and Strathfield Council.
This exhibition explores the many businesses which were based on the Strathfield district from the 19th century, usually located close to rivers or transport such as railways and major roads. The district’s central location facilitated transportation of materials and goods across Sydney and beyond from businesses as diverse as Arnott’s Biscuits, EMI/HMV records, Ford Car manufacturing, Textile factories, Flour Mills, Cattle and Sheep Stockyards and Brickworks. Industrial development also supported growth of worker populations and housing in the southern and northern ends of the Strathfield Council area in the early to mid 20th century.
A talk will be held on Sunday 31 July 2022 at Strathfield Library. Free entry. Refreshments served. Bookings at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/talk-on-industrial-heritage-of-strathfield-exhibition-tickets-354877467057?aff=ebdssbdestsearch