Snapshots in time of life in St George

Historical photographs of the St George region captured by long-term local resident, Dulcie Joan (Joan) Hatton (1926 - 2002) are the subject of a new exhibition hosted by the Hurstville Museum and Gallery.

Joan Hatton: The Everyday Observer reveals the photographer's love of the local St George area through photographs.

Much of her personal collection of over 3,500 photographs was donated to the Council's Local Studies collection, adding a rich contribution to the region from the unique perspective of a local resident.

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n her everyday observations of the suburbs, buildings, streetscapes, and natural landscapes, Joan's interests in all things historical were best revealed, forming a significant record of the history, character and development of the district.

Joan Hatton settled in Kogarah in 1946, where she lived for the rest of her life. Joan supported the establishment of a museum at Hurstville, and was a long-standing member of the Kogarah and Hurstville Historical Societies.

The Hatton Room at the Clive James Library and Service Centre in Kogarah was named in her honour.

Exhibition dates: 25 July - 15 November 2020

Cost: Free

Location: Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Sunday, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Phone: 9330 6444

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