A Humorous Rollerskater

To wrap up the Sydney Film Festival, I thought today we could look at the origins of cinema in Sydney. Listen now In 1896, in the early days of moving pictures, the innovative Lumière brothers in France decided to send trained people around the world to film everyday...

Sydney’s grand General Post Office

It was announced recently that Australia Post has secured a deal to sell one of Sydney’s grandest heritage buildings – the General Post Office in Martin Place, a Renaissance style building in one of the city’s busiest squares.   Listen now During the 1830s, the...

Atmospheric cinema

The Sydney Film Festival starts tonight so I thought we’d talk about recreating an authentic early cinema experience!  Listen now Sydney Film Festival comes just once a year and its a great opportunity to see some great new films, and to visit...

On the buses

There’s been a lot of talk this week about Sydney’s buses and the NSW Government’s plans to privatise a section of the network. As historian Garry Wotherspoon points out in his article in the Dictionary of Sydney, Sydney’s bus network has always been a source of...

Bricks!

They are one of the most ubiquitous building materials in Sydney, so you probably haven’t given them much thought, but the history of bricks in Sydney is actually rather fascinating!    Listen now The three large towers that we see at Sydney Park at the southern...