The Satyr and Five Bells

Today on 2SER Breakfast, historian Minna Muhlen-Schulte and Tess talked about the story behind Kenneth Slessor’s moving and influential poem, Five Bells.  Listen to the audio of Minna and Tess on 2SER here  Deep and dissolving verticals of light Ferry the falls...

Sydney’s Tank Stream

It is often forgotten that our modern city lies across what was a natural landscape of forests, valleys’, rivers and streams. It was a landscape formed over millennia and familiar to Aboriginal people for over 30,000 years. Running through the valley on which the city...

Customs House

The City of Sydney have just announced that they have acquired Customs House from the Commonwealth Government, so today I thought we’d take a look back at the history of the building and its role in maritime Sydney.  Listen to the whole conversation with Lisa...

Sydney’s pissoirs & underground conveniences

Nicole Cama’s been sharing stories from the Dictionary with 2SER listeners for five years. Sadly it’s her last segment for a while today, so she thought she’d revisit one of her favourite topics – the early history of Sydney’s public...