The Industrial Heritage of Strathfield Exhibition, Minding Our Business, has reopened at Strathfield Library. The exhibition is free and open during library business hours until Sunday 14 August 2022.
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
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.