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A photograph of the NSW Blue Plaque for Brett Whiteley at former residence of artist at Lavender Bay home
Brett Whiteley blue plaque in Lavendar Bay. Photo: Matthew Dunbar.

Blue Plaques NSW connects you to the hidden history and heritage of NSW.

We share the fascinating stories of the people and events that you’ve told us were important in shaping our state.

Blue plaques are installed at publicly accessible places throughout NSW, from Broken Hill to Wagga Wagga, Lavender Bay to Cooma – with more to come soon. Whether you’re exploring your local neighbourhood or taking a drive off the beaten track, there’s a blue plaque for you to discover.

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Stories that shaped our state

NSW has a unique and diverse heritage and our plaques recognise a wide range of people and events.

Thirty five plaques have been announced since the program began in 2021, including Dr Charles Perkins who dedicated his life to civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; Margaret Catchpole, the legendary convict chronicler; Quong Tart, a successful restaurateur and philanthropist; celebrated authors Ethel Turner, Dorothea Mackellar, May Gibbs and Patrick White; and Arthur Stace, the man who wrote ‘Eternity’ on Sydney’s streets.

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Nominations for new plaques are currently closed. You can start thinking now about nominations that you may wish to make in the future.

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