Jamelle Wells, The Court Reporter 

Jamelle Wells, The Court Reporter  HarperCollins Australia (ABC Books), 309 pp., ISBN: 9780733337888, p/bk, AUS$32.99  The Court Reporter (2018), described by the publishers as “a tough and fearless journalist’s memoir that looks at the cases that have shocked, moved...

21st Biennale of Sydney

For all its headlines and cutting edge art, the Sydney Biennale is not a new thing. It is a well-established (some might say entrenched) fixture on the Sydney art scene. In fact, the Biennale of Sydney is the third oldest biennale in the world after Venice...

The Art of the Scott Sisters

A few weeks ago Nicole talked about The Australian Museum which is 190 years old this year. An exhibition highlighting the work of two of the most prominent natural history illustrators in 19th century Australia is part of the Museum’s anniversary celebrations....

Sydney’s Lost Cemeteries

We’re very excited here at Dictionary HQ this week as Dr Lisa Murray (our former chair, Dictionary contributor, City of Sydney Historian, renowned taphophile and absolute all-round legend) has just launched her book Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide (published by...