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The Dictionary of Sydney has plenty of content across the greater Sydney region, including Sydney’s outskirts high up in the Blue Mountains. The Dictionary of Sydney recently partnered with Varuna, the Writer’s House in Katoomba, to commission five writers... read more

New home for the Dictionary

Since it first started in 2009, over 1.5 million words have been published on the Dictionary of Sydney including 940 entries, 4,217 multimedia items, 12,735 entities and 38,639 factoids. With a free mobile app, resources for schools linked to the national history... read more

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PIC: Man reading newspaper on deck of ferry approaching Circular Quay, 1906. By Harold Cazneaux. Contributed by National Library of Australia [nla.pic-an23242011].


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.

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