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Ice! Ice! Ice!

Welcome back to the Dictionary on 2ser radio in 2017! This week Lisa & Nic talked about ice… Listen now We’ve been in heatwave conditions lately, and there is nothing like an icy cold drink to quench your thirst. We didn’t always have...

Sydenham Drainage Pit and Pumping Station No.001

This week on 2SER, special guest Dr Megan Hicks, Dictionary of Sydney author, museum consultant,  Adjunct Fellow with the Urban Studies Program at Western Sydney University and lover of urban imaginaries and neglected places, joined Nic to talk about an Inner West...

Sydney’s Lost Cemeteries

We’re very excited here at Dictionary HQ this week as Dr Lisa Murray (our former chair, Dictionary contributor, City of Sydney Historian, renowned taphophile and absolute all-round legend) has just launched her book Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide (published by...

Inscriptions from our past

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Nic talked to a special guest of the Dictionary. Peter Hobbins is an historian of science, technology and medicine at the University of Sydney (who has recently written an entry for the Dictionary on naturalist JS Bray – stay tuned...

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,...

NAISDA celebrates 40 years

 Listen now Today I want to acknowledge a significant dance and cultural movement that is celebrating its 40th anniversary. I’m talking about the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association. The organisation first emerged in the mid-1970s and...

The Mad Dentist of Wynyard Square

This week on 2SER Breakfast with Nic Healey, Nicole shared author John Edwards‘s Dictionary entry on Henry Louis Bertrand,  the dentist of Wynyard Square whose murderous & amorous activities scandalised Sydney in the 1860s. Henry Bertrand was born in 1840 in...

Historic meets modern at Sydney Open

It’s on again this Sunday, 6 November! Sydney Open is your chance to be a sticky beak and see some of Sydney’s most historic, striking and modern commercial buildings, along with our most beloved public buildings. Sydney Town Hall will be open. This year...

2SER Supporter Drive

You may have noticed that the Dictionary hasn’t been on the radio lately, and that’s because 2SER are running their annual supporter drive. We love our segments on 2SER Breakfast each week with Nic Healey, and now they need to know how much we appreciate...

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