Pic: Training for the new decimal currency – a display of giant coins at the Channel 10 studio in Sydney 1965. By W Brindle. Contributed by National Archives of Australia [A1200, L52590]


From 2006-2016, the City of Sydney was the Dictionary of Sydney’s generous major government partner, providing cash and in-kind support.

In 2016, the City of Sydney provided a special one-off grant to transfer the Dictionary of Sydney website to the State Library of New South Wales. As of December 2016, the City of Sydney no longer funds the Dictionary on an ongoing basis. The State Library will be hosting the website, but is not able to provide any operational funding. You can read more about the project here.

This means the Dictionary of Sydney has no ongoing operational funding, and needs your support!

The Dictionary needs its many supporters to help raise funds to ensure that the Dictionary can continue to increase its content and improve functionality. We will be continuing to work with our existing supporters as well as seeking new partnerships as well but need your help to do so.

The Dictionary of Sydney is a unique digital story-telling platform about Sydney with over 400 contributors, 940 entries, 12,735 entities and 4,217 multimedia items freely accessible online. It is a public resource for everyone to share and enjoy.

There are many people who would appreciate and use the Dictionary but don’t know it exists. In order to bring our content to a wider audience, we need to keep growing the Dictionary.

More than ever, for the Dictionary to flourish, we rely upon the goodwill and generosity of our supporters. Every donation makes a difference.

Click here to see what your donation can do.

Thank you in advance for your donation. 

Please consider making a donation today

To make a tax-deductible donation, go to our donation page at Give Now or send a cheque made payable to:

Dictionary of Sydney Inc
Att: The Executive Officer
Dictionary of Sydney
PO Box 23 Glebe NSW 2037

and a receipt for your records will be mailed to you.


Detail from MS Hill’s 1888 map ‘The City of Sydney’, a birds-eye view over the city looking to the south and west across Darling Harbour. http://dictionaryofsydney.org/image/97526

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