Exhibition highlights the history and development of emergency services in the Georges River area

19/06/2018

Triple Zero, a new exhibition highlighting the history and development of emergency services in the Georges River area, will show at Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s Snapshot Gallery from 4 August to 25 November 2018.
 
Revealing stories of local tragedy and community spirit, Triple Zero showcases a curated selection of images from Georges River Libraries’ Local Studies collection of more than 10,000 photographs.
 
The exhibition explores the development and evolution of emergency services in the Georges River area from the establishment of Kogarah Police Station in 1876, to local events that shaped the area, such as the Hurstville Station train accident of 1920.
 
Described as the ‘Granville rail disaster of its day’, four people died and 15 were injured when an empty train collided with a Sutherland bound train that had stopped at Hurstville for passengers to alight.
 
The exhibition presents a unique opportunity for visitors to the gallery to view a wide selection of images that reveal not only the development of emergency services in the area, but the changes to the local landscape over time.
 
Contact details:
Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville.
9330 6444
museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm, Sunday 2.00pm-5.00pm.
 
For more information, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400
 
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