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...

The Sprite of the Creek

It’s Halloween, so in keeping with the season, today we’re sharing a very Sydney ghost story. Join Dictionary of Sydney special guest Dr Rachel Franks and host Jess Klajman around the 2SER breakfast camp fire and settle in…  Listen to the audio of...

The murder of Joseph Luker

This morning on 2SER Breakfast, Dr Rachel Franks talked to Tess Connery about Australia’s oldest cold case, the murder of Constable Joseph Luker, who was the first police officer killed in the line of duty in New South Wales.  Listen to Rachel and Tess on 2SER...

The Bogle-Chandler mystery

This week on 2SER Breakfast, the Dictionary’s special guest historian Minna Muhlen-Schulte talked to breakfast host Tess Connery about a suburban mystery that has intrigued Sydneysiders since 1963. Listen to Minna and Tess on 2SER here.  On the morning of New...

Leigh Straw, Lillian Armfield

Leigh Straw, Lillian Armfield: How Australia’s First Female Detective Took on Tilly Devine and the Razor Gangs and Changed the Face of the Force Hachette Australia, 306 pp., ISBN: 9780733638107, p/bk, AUS$32.99 Leigh Straw, the author of The Worst Woman in Sydney: The...