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...

New Year’s Eve in Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney team thanks you for your support over the last year, and wishes you a happy and prosperous 2013! You can read more about the history of New Years Eve in Sydney in Hannah Forsyth’s entry on the Dictionary, and the article below from the...

And that’s not all…

As well as getting the material ready for the Dictionary’s regeneration (which is taking place now over at Arts eResearch), we’ve been working hard on our more academic outlet, the Sydney Journal. The new issue has just been published, with a wonderful photo by Danny...