Picture Sutherland Shire

We flagged the redesign of our online collection of historical photographs in this New Year post. Well, the redesign is complete and the new version, dubbed Picture Sutherland Shire, is now live.

Picture Sutherland Shire Screen Shot
The original set of historical photographs is held in the Library's Local Studies collection. To improve access to the photos and to limit the handling of the originals we have scanned the majority of the collection and made them available online. You can search the collection by keyword but if you're stuck for ideas we have put together a couple of picture trails to get you started. Try our Beaches trail for instance...

If you are interested in historical photos and other archival images you might also like to dig around in Picture Australia, the National Library's image searching service. Picture Australia is a search service that provides access to the collections of many other institutions such as the State Library of NSW.

Now it's your turn.

Upload your photos of the Sutherland Shire to Flickr and tag them with SutherlandProject. Let's see whether we can create a contemporary record of the Sutherland Shire in pictures.