Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, 40 years on

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and it has survived, and expanded, thanks to the determination of the city’s LGBTQI community. Listen to Nicole and Nic on 2SER here  The first Mardi Gras parade in Sydney was held on 24 June...

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...