PN Russell

There is virtually nothing in Sydney that has not, at some stage, had the hand of an engineer pass over it. The designs of our roads, bridges, buildings, houses, cars, buses, chairs, bollards, even the sound of a band and acoustics of a concert have all had...

What does Margaret say?

An officially decreed Australian Living Treasure (aka an Aussie icon) died on 24 July. Her name? Margaret Fulton. Listen to the whole conversation with Lisa and Tess on 2SER here   Now, I’m a bit of a collector of Sydney cookery books, so it won’t...

Hollywood nights

Doris Goddard, the glamorous publican of the iconic Hollywood Hotel in Surry Hills, died last week at the age of 89. On Friday on 2SER Breakfast, Lisa and Tess talked about the life and careers of the much loved ‘Gorgeous Goddard’. Listen to the whole...

Living Language: Country, Culture, Community

As part of the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, there’s a fascinating exhibition on right now at the State Library of New South Wales that looks at the Aboriginal languages of New South Wales. There are about 35 different languages around New...

Sydney’s Oldest Unsolved Murders

When people talk about the convicts sent to Australia across the early years of colonisation, there are two dominant stories that emerge. There’s the story of the unjustly treated convict: driven, by poverty, to steal basic supplies such as clothing and food to...