The Shaftesbury Reformatory in Vaucluse

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Nicole Cama talked to Tess Connery about the Shaftesbury Reformatory on New South Head Road in Vaucluse that replaced the infamous Biloela Reformatory and Industrial School for Females on Cockatoo Island. Listen to Nicole and Tess on 2SER... read more

What Sick Shark Revealed

This week on 2SER Breakfast, the Dictionary’s special guest Minna Muhlen-Schulte talked to new breakfast host Tess Connery about a crime story that’s been fascinating Sydneysiders since 1935. Listen to Minna and Tess on 2SER here.  The Shark Arm Case is a... read more

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Detail from MS Hill's 1888 map 'The City of Sydney',  a birds-eye view over the city looking to the south and west across Darling Harbour. http://dictionaryofsydney.org/image/97526

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