The Trouble with Harry

As part of the 2017 Mardi Gras festival, there’s an interesting play showing at the Seymour Centre called The Trouble with Harry. The play revolves around the fascinating figure of Harry Crawford, who was convicted of murdering his wife in 1920. Harry was born a woman...

Anniversary Day, Australia Day, Survival Day, Invasion Day

The debate about the name and date of Australia Day has been contested for a very long time, and remains as topical as ever. Many members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community call it Survival Day, while for many others it’s Invasion Day. Let’s take a...

Demolished Sydney

There’s an interesting exhibition on at the Museum of Sydney at the moment called ‘Demolished Sydney: Georgian town to global city’. It features the buildings and places that once shaped the city’s skyline and were demolished to make way for change. This week on 2SER,...

The Royal Commission into Noxious and Offensive Trades

There have been many current and proposed Royal Commissions in the news lately, so I thought I’d take a look in the Dictionary of Sydney to see what I could find. There’s a fascinating article on the Royal Commission into Noxious and Offensive Trades 1882, courtesy of...