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...

Waverley Cemetery’s burlesque star

Waverley Cemetery is the resting place of more than 100,000 people, including many well known personalities from our past like writers Dorothea Mackellar and Henry Lawson, publisher JF Archibald, the aviator and inventor, Lawrence Hargrave and cricketer Victor...

The Bogle-Chandler mystery

This week on 2SER Breakfast, the Dictionary’s special guest historian Minna Muhlen-Schulte talked to breakfast host Tess Connery about a suburban mystery that has intrigued Sydneysiders since 1963. Listen to Minna and Tess on 2SER here.  On the morning of New...

Australia’s first public sculpture: Richard Bourke

The State Library of NSW recently announced work is  underway to conserve and restore Australia’s first public sculpture, the Sir Richard Bourke statue that is located outside the Mitchell  Library building. This week on 2SER Breakfast Nicole Cama and Tess...

The Shaftesbury Reformatory in Vaucluse

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Nicole Cama talked to Tess Connery about the Shaftesbury Reformatory on New South Head Road in Vaucluse that replaced the infamous Biloela Reformatory and Industrial School for Females on Cockatoo Island. Listen to Nicole and Tess on 2SER...