Trump that! Early American connections to Sydney

At the moment it seems that almost every news bulletin is headlined with another Trump edict. The American Australian alliance is a 20th century phenomenon that frequently celebrates ‘the ties that bind us’. And if we look bck in Sydney’s history we...

Ice! Ice! Ice!

Welcome back to the Dictionary on 2ser radio in 2017! This week Lisa & Nic talked about ice… Listen now We’ve been in heatwave conditions lately, and there is nothing like an icy cold drink to quench your thirst. We didn’t always have...

NAISDA celebrates 40 years

 Listen now Today I want to acknowledge a significant dance and cultural movement that is celebrating its 40th anniversary. I’m talking about the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association. The organisation first emerged in the mid-1970s and...

Historic meets modern at Sydney Open

It’s on again this Sunday, 6 November! Sydney Open is your chance to be a sticky beak and see some of Sydney’s most historic, striking and modern commercial buildings, along with our most beloved public buildings. Sydney Town Hall will be open. This year...

Scandalous Music

I was wandering around Camperdown Cemetery the other day when I came across an impressive altar tomb which had a large statue on top featuring a (decapitated) mourning figure kneeling before a tree and harp. I peered at the inscription and saw that it commemorated...