Last week, the Inner West came together to celebrate History Week, a state-wide and annual learning festival.

This year's theme was 'Hands on History.' In the spirit of this, our Inner West Council invited locals to get up close and personal with the area's rich heritage.

Residents were able to engage with our history in many different ways through a wide range of events and educational activities.

Returning by popular demand was the Heritage Festival 2022 walking tour of Cooks River led by Terry Lennis, D'harawal man, local elder and respected Aboriginal horticulturalist.

We heard from other professionals in the field who hosted talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops for local kids, students, parents and of course, those who simply love history.

While looking at the past, the council also embraced our tech-savvy future, offering online activities like the Hands on Haberfield Exhibition. Tracing the origin of our beautiful Garden Suburb, the virtual exhibition presented an accessible exploration of Haberfield's history.

Thank you to the Inner West Council, all the expert historians and organisers who made this week possible and offered a fascinating glimpse into the past.