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A streetscape is defined through its buildings, roads, and landscaping features, reflecting its community.

Selected photographs present a snapshot in time, highlighting local streetscapes and how these spaces have changed over the years.

Image: Gloucester Road and Forest Road intersection, Hurstville, NSW, 1910s. Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection.

Current exhibitions


School days

20 July 2019 - 6 October 2019
Hurstville Museum & Gallery

School days invites you to connect with your school experiences while exploring stories and objects from early school days to more recent times. Do you remember the sound of children playing in the school yard, the smell of old text books, the feel of your school uniform or the taste of a Vegemite sandwich? Immerse yourself in hands-on activities and discover the history of local schools via our online project.

Official opening: Friday 19 July 2019, 6.00pm
All welcome, drinks and nibbles provided.
Guest speaker: Stephanie Sekulovska, Georges River Council’s 2019 Young Citizen of the Year

RSVP: by Wednesday 17 July 2019
To RSVP, click here.

Image: Mortdale Public School, Class 2 b, 1924. Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection.


Whether achieved through pencil, paint, sculpture or photography, the portrait has been an enduring presence throughout human history. A traditional definition of a portrait is a 'depiction only showing the face'. However, a portrait is often so much more as it can capture the personality and uniqueness of its subject. In the picture presents a series of portrait photographs selected from the Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection.

Image: Unknown, date unknown. Georges River Libraries Studies collection.


With Brush without fame, Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation brings together a collection of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and craft, showcasing the work of established and emerging local Aborigial artists. Each artwork is unique and depicts the artist's personal stories. This exhibition is part of Georges River Council's NAIDOC Week program.

Image: A shell with Aboriginal artwork, Bagaay (Tom) Avery.

This spotlight display presents the story of Georges River resident Harry, his wife Meilany and children Angelina and Andres, who migrated to Australia from Indonesia in 2005.

Image: The Tan family. Courtesy of Harry Tan.


Permanent exhibition

St George Stories 
people - places - community

Housed in a Tudor style building, this MAGNA award winning exhibition explores the history of the St George area.

Learn who has shaped this region from the earliest people to present day communities and how life has changed over the years. Engage with stories through multimedia and interactive displays.


For more information on any of the exhibitions listed above, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on (02) 9330 6444 or museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

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