NAIDOC 2016: Sydney’s Aboriginal people

NAIDOC Week 2016 celebrations are in full swing at the moment and the Dictionary of Sydney recently published new articles about Sydney’s Aboriginal past by historian, Keith Vincent Smith. I spoke with Nic Healey on 2SER Breakfast about two interesting Aboriginal...

A year in review

I can’t believe another year has slipped by! We often get to the end of the year, and think: what have we done? Well, in the case of the Dictionary of Sydney, it’s a lot!! So I thought today was a good time to take stock and share some of the achievements...

New perspectives on Aboriginal Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney has a large number of articles, images and information about Aboriginal Sydneyand this content is among our most visited articles. We recently published nine new articles about key Aboriginal sites in the Sydney basin. This content was...

The Castle Hill convict rebellion

Yesterday our best known Irish pubs were sprinkled with green decorations in celebration of the Feast day for the Patron Saint of Ireland – St Patrick. I delved into the Dictionary of Sydney and found out that 211 years ago, Irish convicts attempted to take...

Parramatta Gaol

Continuing our focus on this year’s Sydney Festival, there’s an array of music, dance, circus and theatre showing outside the CBD, with Parramatta Gaol being turned into a venue. So today I thought we would take a look at the history of Australia’s oldest and most...