The Newcastle Hotel

The Newcastle Hotel

In honour of Clive James who died this week, today we're going to peek inside the doors of one of the Sydney establishments that helped him along, the Newcastle Hotel on George Street.   [button link=""...

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James Waugh’s Stranger’s Guide to Sydney

James Waugh’s Stranger’s Guide to Sydney

We've all used a tourist guide when we've visited a new city. They can help us orientate ourselves, to find the landmarks we want to see, and understand the locals. But have you ever wondered about Sydney's first tourist guides? I recently had the joy of delving into...

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Children in classroom at Blackfriars Public School c1913, State Records New South Wales (15051_a047_001280)
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Violet McKenzie reading 1915 courtesy ExWrans

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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).


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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.

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