Edward Smith Hall and The Monitor

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Dr Rachel Franks and host Tess Connery talked about the founders of one of Sydney’s earliest newspapers, Edward Smith Hall.  Listen to the audio of Tess and Rachel’s conversation on 2SER here  Newspapers have long been an...

Sydney through a novelist’s eyes

Melbourne claims to be the City of Literature, but this week Sydney is all things literary as we settle into the Sydney Writer’s Festival. Listen to the whole conversation with Lisa and Tess on 2SER here  The Dictionary of Sydney is all about history, but of...

The Satyr and Five Bells

Today on 2SER Breakfast, historian Minna Muhlen-Schulte and Tess talked about the story behind Kenneth Slessor’s moving and influential poem, Five Bells.  Listen to the audio of Minna and Tess on 2SER here  Deep and dissolving verticals of light Ferry the falls...

Sydney’s Tank Stream

It is often forgotten that our modern city lies across what was a natural landscape of forests, valleys’, rivers and streams. It was a landscape formed over millennia and familiar to Aboriginal people for over 30,000 years. Running through the valley on which the city...

Customs House

The City of Sydney have just announced that they have acquired Customs House from the Commonwealth Government, so today I thought we’d take a look back at the history of the building and its role in maritime Sydney.  Listen to the whole conversation with Lisa...