Sydney’s pissoirs & underground conveniences

Nicole Cama’s been sharing stories from the Dictionary with 2SER listeners for five years. Sadly it’s her last segment for a while today, so she thought she’d revisit one of her favourite topics – the early history of Sydney’s public...

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 flying fairy and empress of the air’

There are some fascinating women in the Dictionary of Sydney. Among those is one who went by many stage names during her stellar career as a gymnast, trapeze artist, vaudeville performer and costume designer. Listen to Nicole and Tess on 2SER here  Kate Rickards was...

Decorating the city

It’s getting very festive around the city as Christmas approaches so today we thought we’d look at one of the city’s biggest Christmas traditions! Listen to Nicole and Tess on 2SER here The trappings of the northern hemisphere’s white...