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First Georges River Council Heritage Publication Grant helps to promote the work of early photographers

Posted 7 September 2017 by (Hurstville News)

Georges River Council is pleased to announce that local historian and author Dr Garry Darby was awarded $5,000 in funding to assist with the publication of a new book that captures historical photos of the local area. andnbsp; Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, congratulated Dr Darby for his successful application through Councilandrsquo;s Heritage Publication Grant Program. andnbsp; andldquo;The funding Dr Darby received has made possible the publication of his book titled Early Photographers of the Georges River Area: 1885-1936,andrdquo; he said. andnbsp; andldquo;It presents the work of seven photographers and presents a visual history of the local area and provides insights into just how much the local area has changed over the years.andrdquo; andnbsp; andldquo;Dr Darby has put in tremendous effort into researching the history behind each photo and the photographers for this book, which will provide the local community a valuable resource on the Georges River history,andrdquo; he said. andnbsp; andldquo;The book will be officially launched at Councilandrsquo;s Hurstville Museum andamp; Gallery on Tuesday 19 September and I encourage everyone to come along,andrdquo; he added. andnbsp; Dr Darby said his lifelong interest in both local history and photography prompted his decision to create the book. andnbsp; andldquo;I believe the book will be valuable to local citizens because many of these photographs will be seen for the first time,andrdquo; he said. andnbsp; andldquo;The photographs speak clearly of the way things were in our community and provide knowledge of why our area is the way it is today,andrdquo; he explained. andnbsp; For more information, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400. andnbsp;Book Launch Details: andnbsp;Where: Hurstville Museum andamp; Gallery, MacMahon Street, HurstvilleWhen: Tuesday 19 Septemberandnbsp;Time: 3.00pmRSVP: Jessica Iannelli andndash; jiannelli@georgesriver.nsw.gov.auPhone: 9330 6444 andnbsp;Transport: The Museum andamp; Gallery are within walking distance from Hurstville Train Station and from the Hurstville Bus Interchange.Parking: The nearest parking site is the Patrick Street Car Park which is next to the Museum andamp; Gallery.andnbsp;