Inscriptions from our past

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Nic talked to a special guest of the Dictionary. Peter Hobbins is an historian of science, technology and medicine at the University of Sydney (who has recently written an entry for the Dictionary on naturalist JS Bray – stay tuned...

The Mad Dentist of Wynyard Square

This week on 2SER Breakfast with Nic Healey, Nicole shared author John Edwards‘s Dictionary entry on Henry Louis Bertrand,  the dentist of Wynyard Square whose murderous & amorous activities scandalised Sydney in the 1860s. Henry Bertrand was born in 1840 in...

2SER Supporter Drive

You may have noticed that the Dictionary hasn’t been on the radio lately, and that’s because 2SER are running their annual supporter drive. We love our segments on 2SER Breakfast each week with Nic Healey, and now they need to know how much we appreciate...

History Week 2016

History Week 2016 begins this Sunday and Sydney’s history lovers are going to be busy! Now in it’s 19th year, History Week is a significant event that engages local communities on the NSW cultural calendar. Each year members of the History Council of NSW...