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Blue Plaques NSW

The Blue Plaques program aims to capture public interest and fascination in people, events and places that are important to the stories of NSW.

Featured Blue Plaques across NSW

Nancy Bird Walton

Nancy Bird Walton was a pioneering Australian aviator and founder of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association. She flew planes in outback NSW, Europe and the United States. Nancy forever changed how women were seen, both on the ground and in the skies.

Nancy Bird

Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Chisholm was a pioneering humanitarian who fought to improve conditions for immigrant women and families. After discovering the NSW Government had no system to support new immigrants, Caroline met every incoming ship to offer help with employment and accommodation.

Caroline Chisholm

Dr Charles Perkins

Dr Charles Perkins AO dedicated his life to the cause of civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and was the first Indigenous person to graduate from an Australian university. He devoted his professional career to drawing attention to discrimination and injustice, and improving the welfare of his people.

Dr Charles Perkins

May Gibbs

May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best-known children’s authors and illustrators. Drawing inspiration from the Australian bush, May’s watercolours of gumnut babies, big bad banksia men, kangaroos and kookaburras shaped generations of children’s responses to nature.

May Gibbs

Betro Abicare (Abikhair)

Betro Abicare was a Lebanese immigrant, builder and entrepreneur who made a major contribution to the development of Albury’s commercial centre.

Betro Abicare

Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most celebrated 20th-century artists. Some of his most famous works include Self portrait in the studio, winner of the Archibald Prize in 1976, and Interior With Time Past, winner of The Sulman Prize. Filled with brilliant blocks of colour, his most-loved paintings capture Lavender Bay on Sydney’s harbour in all its moods, white yachts bobbing on its surface.

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Women in history

Celebrate the lives of women who have played a vital role in shaping society and culture in New South Wales.

Lives of service

The Blue Plaques program commemorates those who have dedicated their lives to others.


From the ground up – building NSW

Explore some of the most iconic architectural influences in New South Wales.


Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Aboriginal cultural heritage consists of places, traditions, beliefs, customs, values and objects that represent the living history of past Aboriginal generations and are of important cultural and heritage significance to Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal cultural knowledge provides crucial links between the past and present and represents an essential part of the identities of Aboriginal people and all Australians

More about Aboriginal cultural heritage

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Acknowledgement of Country

Heritage NSW acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout NSW and their deep and continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures, and to Elders past and present.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that our website may contain the images, voices and names of people who have passed away.