Sydney’s secret wartime research

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Dictionary special guest Dr Peter Hobbins talked to Tess about some top secret research undertaken at the University of Sydney during World War II.  Listen to Peter and Tess on 2SER here.  If you’ve ever been on the Rotor ride at...

Helicopter Crashes in City

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Dictionary special guest Dr Peter Hobbins talked to Tess about a terrible accident in the centre of the city in 1966 when a helicopter crashed onto Gold Fields House at Circular Quay. The three people on board were killed, including the...

The Pierre Loti

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Dr Peter Hobbins talked to new breakfast host Tess Connery about French Nazis in Sydney during World War II. Listen to  Peter and Tess on 2SER here  After France fell to Germany in June 1940 in World War II, the loyalties of French...

Vanessa Berry, Mirror Sydney

Vanessa Berry, Mirror Sydney Giramondo Publishing, 2017, 304 pp, ISBN: 9781925336252, p/bk, RRP AUS$39.95 The very title of Mirror Sydney says a great deal about Vanessa Berry’s take on her hometown. It’s inspired by an aged photograph album found in an op shop,...