Library’s History Calendar celebrates 20 years

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen at Penrith Public School for the planting of the Green Living Hoarding.

Monday, 12 December 2022

The Research Services Team at Penrith City Library has once again mined their beloved Photographic Collection for photographs to create another calendar celebrating Penrith’s history with interesting facts about the naming origins of twelve of Penrith City’s suburbs.

Penrith City Library has been creating the calendar for 20 years, with the first calendar originally released in 2003. The calendar is available at all three Library branches from Thursday 1 December 2022 for $5.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen praised the Research Services Team for a successful 20 years of collating the beloved History Calendar.

“The Library’s Research Services Team outdo themselves every year with the calendar, especially because they know how much the community loves looking back at Penrith’s photographic history,” Cr Hitchen said.

“For the last 20 years, the team has explored postcards from Penrith, our cultural heritage, remembering Gallipoli on its 100th anniversary, and ‘then and now’.

“The calendar is a great platform for Penrith City Library to showcase their wonderful photographic collection which includes photographs donated by residents over the years,” she said.

The photographs included in the calendar are from the Library’s Photographic Collection, which is accessible via Penrith Library’s Catalogue in the Local Archives Search at

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 12 December 2022.