History Week 2017: Pop! 2-10 September 2017

History Week 2017 is fast approaching, so it’s time to start planning which events you’d like to get to. This year History Week’s theme is Pop! and will be looking at Australian ‘popular culture’. As History Week enters its 20th year, the History...

The Great Strike of 1917

This year marks the centenary of one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts and a special exhibition commemorating the anniversary has just opened at Carriageworks. The Great Strike of 1917 is regarded as one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts. Although...

The Dictionary of Sydney needs your help

The Dictionary of Sydney has been publishing freely accessible, reliable and authoritative information about Sydney’s history since November 2009. Every day we provide facts, information, images, multimedia, insights and stories about Sydney to thousands of...

Sydenham Drainage Pit and Pumping Station No.001

This week on 2SER, special guest Dr Megan Hicks, Dictionary of Sydney author, museum consultant,  Adjunct Fellow with the Urban Studies Program at Western Sydney University and lover of urban imaginaries and neglected places, joined Nic to talk about an Inner West...

Flashback to Sydney’s original trams

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the new light rail project and the disruption being caused by the closure of George Street. In a case of history repeating itself, Sydney’s seen it all happen before from when the first line for horse-drawn trams opened in 1861...