Everything old is new again

Last week on 2SER Breakfast Nicole talked about the development of the City Circle line, and over the weekend an amazing new work made up of the old timber treads from the original escalators by artist Chris Fox was installed at Wynyard station. The escalators were...

YES, YES, YES!!

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....

A distinguished lady doctor

Today on 2SER Breakfast we looked at the inspiring tale of Sydney’s first female medical student, Dagmar Berne. It’s not really a happy story, but this resilient and generous woman made an important and interesting contribution to Sydney’s history....

The Peapes ghost sign

You may have heard about or seen the colourful advertising sign for Peapes Menswear store that was revealed recently down at Wynyard (285-287 George Street) after the Menzies Hotel and Thakral House were demolished. This large painted advertisement was on the side of...

The melancholy wreck of the Dunbar

One hundred and sixty years ago, a large sailing vessel called the Dunbar was wrecked near the Gap, just south of Sydney Heads, with the loss of 121 lives. It is still one of the worst disasters in New South Wales. Listen now After 81 days at sea, the Dunbar arrived...