New place to research history

Councillor Juliet Arkwright, Ellen Forsyth from the NSW State Library, Bowral local studies librarian Roxanne Seaward and library services coordinator Sandra Croker look at some of the items on display in the library’s new history room. Photo by Morgan Downs Councillor Juliet Arkwright, Ellen Forsyth from the NSW State Library, Bowral local studies librarian Roxanne Seaward and library services coordinator Sandra Croker look at some of the items on display in the library’s new history room.
Nanjing Night Net

THE Local Studies Room at the Bowral Library has been relocated to bigger premises.

It is now above the Henrietta Rose room, providing the public with improved access to a range of historical documents.

The items on exhibit includea range of historical council documents, a moth collection and newspaper articles from years gone by.

“This collection has been designed for everyone and to benefit everyone,” Winge- carribee councillor Juliet Arkwright said at the opening last Friday.

The Local Studies Room was previously housed within the Bowral Library, however when its refurbishment was completed in 2008, plans were made to relocate the collection, library service coordinator Sandra Croker said.

“We are very happy with the outcome,” she said.

“The room is for students or anyone wanting to find out the history of the Highlands such as council information.”

She said it was continuously growing, with many of the items donated.

The room is open two afternoons a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. After hours entry is at the discretion of library staff.

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