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It was an historic moment last Wednesday when it was announced that the Australian people had voted overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality. The Dictionary of Sydney has a number of articles that chart the history of the gay and lesbian community in Sydney.... read more

‘Sydney’s best kept secret’: Yaralla estate

Did you know ‘the most significant, suburban Edwardian estate in NSW’ is in Concord West, on the banks of the Parramatta River? Yaralla Estate, sometimes referred to as ‘Sydney’s best kept secret’, was once at the centre of this city’s social scene as local historian,... 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].



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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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