Heroism in the surf

Yesterday it was 80 years since the Black Sunday surf rescue at Bondi Beach, which was commemorated on the weekend with a re-enactment featuring 150 lifesavers, complete with period costume and equipment. You can listen to Nic and Nicole here:  Listen now  Bondi Beach...

Animals on the Dictionary of Sydney

Inspired by yesterday’s wayward wallaby crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, today Nicole thought she’d take a look at some other animals mentioned on the Dictionary of Sydney.     Listen now  One very famous animal on the Dictionary has been described as the world’s...

‘The past lives on’:Paul Keating’s Redfern speech

Last Sunday it was exactly 25 years since the former Prime Minister Paul Keating gave a momentous speech at Redfern Park in 1992 to launch the United Nations International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.  It became known as the Redfern Address and it was...

Sydney’s City Circle

This week saw a massive overhaul of Sydney’s public transport timetables, and this, along with the ongoing construction works around the city and suburbs have left many of us feeling a bit overwhelmed. Today we thought we’d look at the history of one of...

‘Sydney’s best kept secret’: Yaralla estate

Did you know ‘the most significant, suburban Edwardian estate in NSW’ is in Concord West, on the banks of the Parramatta River? Yaralla Estate, sometimes referred to as ‘Sydney’s best kept secret’, was once at the centre of this city’s social scene as local historian,...