Rose Bay Airport

With a second Sydney airport now underway, it is worth remembering that between 1937 and 1955 Sydney had two international airports: one at Mascot and the other less than 6km from Circular Quay at Rose Bay. Listen to the whole conversation with Mark and Tess on 2SER...

The Great Fire of Sydney

Just after 2 o’clock in the morning on 2 October 1890 the alarm was raised after a “lurid glare” was seen in the upper windows of the large warehouse of Gibbs, Shallard & Co on Hosking Place, just off Pitt Street. It was a calamitous fire that changed Sydney’s...

The Governor’s Demesne

What did you last go to the Domain for? A protest? A concert? Perhaps a lunch break? For over two centuries the park has provided Sydneysiders with a space of their own.  Listen to Minna and Tess on 2SER here  The Domain was established by Governor Macquarie along...

Memory, Love and Gothic Horror

It’s History Week and this year’s theme is ‘Memory and Landscapes’. And there is no better way to think about memory and landscapes than to delve into the history of Sydney’s cemeteries. Listen to the whole conversation with Lisa and Tess...

Archaeology in Sydney

This morning on 2SER Breakfast, Dr Tim Owen from GML Heritage talked to Tess about his work as an archaeologist in Sydney. Listen to Tim and Tess on 2SER here  Archaeologists in Sydney work across many different fields. Historical archaeology looks at the period from...