Unlocking the Archives: Transport for NSW Historical Archive Project

The Transport for NSW Digitisation Project Team has unveiled its historic 100-year-old photographic and video archive. Over 2,000 digitised slides, positives, negative and print assets are available to the public via the Transport for NSW Historical Archive library (https://historicalarchive.transport.nsw.gov.au)

The unique collection includes images and videos from all over New South Wales that capture the history of the state’s infrastructure, roads networks and its people. With over 100 years of agency history captured by its own photographers, the urgency of digitising the fragile assets has been a driving force for the team.

The public can look forward to a myriad of hidden gems that will be released from the vault, including a ‘highway wedding’ on the Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge, the arrival of the QE2 at Circular Quay and the mysterious mural behind Sydney’s infamous Kings Cross Coca-Cola sign. There is something for everyone in this collection from classic cars, to fashions of the time, to the architecture of Sydney.

The Digitisation Team will be adding more images to this archive every month, so be sure to check back in regularly to see the latest instalments.