A treasure trove of images paying homage to the legends and everyday lives in Sydney's south is the focus of a new exhibition.
More than 200 photographs - many made public for the first time - feature in the We Are Georges River exhibition which shares more than 100 years of stories and connections of the area.
The collection can be viewed online and as part of an open-air display of larger-than-life images.
Smart phone QR codes at the physical exhibition allows viewers to link with the online exhibition featuring photographs and stories from suburbs across the Georges River local government area.
Some are iconic local memories, like the Nethery family of Carlton whose seven sons went on from significant rugby sporting achievements to serve their country during World War II.
The family is now commemorated with a historical marker - they survived the Spanish Flu, two World Wars, produced outstanding sportsmen, and are still thriving with five generations and 44 great-grandchildren.
The exhibition will tour key locations.
"This is a celebration of who we are," said Georges River Mayor Kevin Greene. "These photographs will shine a light on the people who shaped our heritage or played a part in everyday life over the years.
"We are working hard to preserve our heritage and distinctive identity, to reflect on how our city has evolved and hear real stories that bring this past to life."
Mike Nethery, third generation of the Nethery family, said, "We would like to share our stories to reflect on the resilience, the initiative and the stoic nature of our forebears in the Georges River area. The images are a captivating glimpse of our shared past and very evocative.
Anyone with photographs or stories of the area can also contribute to the digital display.
The free travelling exhibition runs until December 17, 2021 but the online exhibition in ongoing.