The Art of the Scott Sisters

A few weeks ago Nicole talked about The Australian Museum which is 190 years old this year. An exhibition highlighting the work of two of the most prominent natural history illustrators in 19th century Australia is part of the Museum’s anniversary celebrations.... read more

Sydney’s first theatre

When do you think Sydney got its first theatre? (Hint: it’s earlier than you might think.)  Listen now Sydney was still a fledgling penal colony when the first theatre was constructed in 1796. Yes, that’s right – 1796. This fact reminds us of the... read more

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The Big Dig - Free Public Lecture by Dr. Jillian Comber

May 3, 2017, 7:00pm - May 3, 2017, 8:30pm

THE BIG DIG The Aboriginal past of City of Parram...

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It's Anzac Day, and our reviewers have been reading a couple of fantastic books about the history and commemoration of Australians at war over on the Dictionary blog. Click on the links to read the reviews!

home.dictionaryofsydney.org/david-stephens-and-alison-broinowski-eds-the-honest-history-book/

home.dictionaryofsydney.org/deborah-beck-rayner-hoff-the-life-of-a-sculptor/

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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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