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...

International Women’s Day

As it’s International Women’s Day this Friday, today I thought it would be good to highlight the lives and achievements of some of the courageous and inspiring Sydney women who have made it possible for us to live the way we do in Sydney today. Here are...

Shirley Beiger: ‘All that glittered was not gold’

The State Library of NSW have made an enormous amount of historical material available online in recent years. One such resource is the tabloid magazine, PIX , which was published between 1938 and 1972. Among the many famous faces and controversial figures that graced...