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It’s a sign

It’s a sign

Last week Lisa Murray mentioned a few of her favourite pieces on the Dictionary, and today I thought we'd follow one of those up and talk about road markings.  While this might seem to some a somewhat mundane topic, even the most everyday aspects of the city can have...

The shelf life of Zora Cross

The shelf life of Zora Cross

Today on 2SER Breakfast, Tess talked to historian and author Cathy Perkins about the Australian poet and journalist Zora Cross. Now largely forgotten, in the early 20th century she was wildly popular. [button link="https://2ser.com/dictionary-of-sydney-zora-cross/"...

Rose Bay Airport

Rose Bay Airport

With a second Sydney airport now underway, it is worth remembering that between 1937 and 1955 Sydney had two international airports: one at Mascot and the other less than 6km from Circular Quay at Rose Bay. [button...

The Great Fire of Sydney

The Great Fire of Sydney

Just after 2 o’clock in the morning on 2 October 1890 the alarm was raised after a “lurid glare” was seen in the upper windows of the large warehouse of Gibbs, Shallard & Co on Hosking Place, just off Pitt Street. It was a calamitous fire that changed Sydney’s...

The Governor’s Demesne

The Governor’s Demesne

What did you last go to the Domain for? A protest? A concert? Perhaps a lunch break? For over two centuries the park has provided Sydneysiders with a space of their own.   Listen...

Fifty years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

Fifty years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

This year Kaldor Public Art Projects is marking fifty years of challenging and surprising Sydneysiders with large scale, public and interactive art. Listen to the whole conversation...

Memory, Love and Gothic Horror

Memory, Love and Gothic Horror

It's History Week and this year's theme is 'Memory and Landscapes'. And there is no better way to think about memory and landscapes than to delve into the history of Sydney's cemeteries. [button...

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