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Joan Hatton: The Everyday Observer - a snapshot in time


Hurstville Museum & Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring a selection of historical photographs captured by long-term local resident, Dulcie Joan (Joan) Hatton (1926 – 2002).

Joan Hatton: The Everyday Observer reveals the photographer’s love of the local St George area through photographs. Much of her personal collection of over 3,500 photographs was donated to the Council’s Local Studies collection, adding a rich contribution to the region from the unique perspective of a local resident.

In her everyday observations of the suburbs, buildings, streetscapes, and natural landscapes, Joan’s interests in all things historical were best revealed, forming a significant record of the history, character and development of the district.

Joan Hatton settled in Kogarah in 1946, where she lived for the rest of her life. Joan supported the establishment of a museum at Hurstville, and was a long-standing member of the Kogarah and Hurstville Historical Societies. The Hatton Room at the Clive James Library and Service Centre in Kogarah was named in her honour.

Image: House with Joan Hatton and unknown lady on verandah. Image courtesy Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection (JHP31).

Exhibition dates: 25 July – 15 November 2020 Cost: Free
Location: Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Opening hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
                             Saturday, 10.00am – 2.00pm
                             Sunday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Phone: 9330 6444

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The Snapshot Gallery forms part of Hurstville Museum & Gallery and showcases a curated selection of photographs from the Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection, which contains over 10,000 photographs.

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