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  • 27/05/2019 09:48 AM

    Cartography exhibition puts Sydney on the map

    A Sydney exhibition charting the fascinating course of mapmaking in the city has been announced as best heritage event at the 25th National Trust Heritage Award 2019.

    Cartographica: Sydney on the map explores the history of Sydney’s cartography and the varied techniques used to interpret the landscape throughout the years.

    Running at Sydney’s Customs House until September 2019, the exhibition celebrates the maps and methods cartographers have used to shape the city and tell its story over time.

    Maps on display include everything from beautifully illustrated 19th-century cityscapes to maps charting locations for air-raid shelters during WWII, through to 3D animations of Sydney Harbour’s seafloor created by the hydrographic survey team at Port Authority of NSW.

    The annual National Trust Heritage Awards recognises and awards individuals and organisations conserving, protecting and interpreting heritage by an independent panel of judges across 11 categories

    Cartographica: Sydney on the map

    Where
    Customs House
    31 Alfred Street, Sydney 

    When
    Friday 1 March to Sunday 1 September 2019 (except public holidays)
    Weekdays: 10am to 7pm
    Weekends: 11am to 4pm

    Cost
    Free

    Find out more about Cartographica: Sydney on the map

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