On our way

Moving the Dictionary Over the last year we’ve been working on moving the Dictionary’s content on to a new platform¬†hosted by the State Library of New South Wales. Over the next few days you may notice some changes to the site as we flip the switch and...

Letters of Complaint

2SER Breakfast listeners had a special treat today as Lisa talked about Letters of Complaint, just one of the projects she’s been working on in her role as the City Historian at the City of Sydney.¬† Listen now The City of Sydney Archives holds an extensive...

New home for the Dictionary

Since it first started in 2009, over 1.5 million words have been published on the Dictionary of Sydney including 940 entries, 4,217 multimedia items, 12,735 entities and 38,639 factoids. With a free mobile app, resources for schools linked to the national history...

Sydney’s rainbow crossing

Around this time in 2013 the business of the Rainbow Crossing on Oxford Street at Taylor Square came to a head. It followed a decision in 2012 by the City of Sydney to temporarily repaint two pedestrian crossings in Oxford Street in rainbow colours, in time for the...