Local Government Links

Aboriginal Links

Barani – Indigenous History of Sydney City

Community Blogs

Mayor of Newtown Blog – The Mayor of Newtown Blog provides historical, political and social news about Newtown written from the perspective of a local.
Nosey in Newtown – sniffing around the neighbourhood,  a blog about what’s going on in Newtown
My Darling Darlinghurst – Violet Tingle’s blog covering all aspects of life in Darlinghurst
Pavement Graffiti – Meagan Hicks’ blog about pavement graffiti.  Many posts on this blog are about Newtown

Community Links

The Newtown Precinct –  The Newtown Precinct website provides information about live performances and theatre in Newtown.
Newtown Festival – This is the website of Sydney’s most iconic free community festival, the Newtown Festival.
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Inc – NNC is an incorporated Association providing community services in the inner west of Sydney.

Photographic Databases

ArchivePix – City of Sydney photographic database
Marrickille Local History Pictures Database – Marrickville Council photographic database
Trove – search many significant online pictorial collections at the same time.  This includes photographic collections from the City of Sydney Archives, Flickr, Australian War Memorial, National Library of Australia, State Library of NSW and other institutions.
Avenue Photos – Black and white images of Newtown


Would you like to see what Newtown looked like over 70 years ago? Visit NSW LPI’s online mapping tool that lays a 1943 map over a current map, allowing you to see what that area looked like seventy years or more ago. Search for Newtown and select basemaps at top right

Wikipedia links

Media Resources

Fitzimons, Peter, 2010, One fight even ‘Nutsy’ Bolt couldn’t win, Sydney Morning Herald, April 24. Herbert Bolt, the famed and fiery Newtown centre, was among about 250 soldiers recently identified from mass graves on the Western Front .