A cracker of a night

As you oohed and aahed at the magnificent display of fireworks on New Year’s Eve, did you pause to wonder where it all began? There was debate amongst my friends – was it the turn of the millennium when it all took off, or the bicentennial? Well, the...

Every picture tells a story

It often comes as a surprise to modern audiences that a ‘photoshopped’ photograph is nothing new, but photographers have been using ‘cut and paste’ as a way to enhance their images or to tell a different story to the one immediately before the...

Knights of the Camera

In the most recent regeneration of the Dictionary, we were delighted to be able to include the complete photographic album Works by Members of the Amateur Photographic Society of New South Wales, August 1886. The album is owned by generous contributor Graham Trevena,...

Centennial Park turns 125

Centennial Park was officially dedicated on 26 January 1888, when Sir Henry Parkes declared: “The most distinguishing feature of modern civilisation is the beneficial provision made for the enjoyment and the health of the people, and this great park, which has...