The Shaftesbury Reformatory in Vaucluse

This week on 2SER Breakfast, Nicole Cama talked to Tess Connery about the Shaftesbury Reformatory on New South Head Road in Vaucluse that replaced the infamous Biloela Reformatory and Industrial School for Females on Cockatoo Island. Listen to Nicole and Tess on 2SER...

Women commemorated by Sydney’s suburbs

As an historian, I’m always interested in how we shape our cities and how we get the names we get. Earlier this week I was looking at the city’s street names and noticing how few, comparatively, were named after women. Looking further afield at...

A distinguished lady doctor

Today on 2SER Breakfast we looked at the inspiring tale of Sydney’s first female medical student, Dagmar Berne. It’s not really a happy story, but this resilient and generous woman made an important and interesting contribution to Sydney’s history....

Barangaroo

NAIDOC Week is in full swing, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples so we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate someone a very powerful woman in Sydney’s history – Barangaroo.     Listen...

The Art of the Scott Sisters

A few weeks ago Nicole talked about The Australian Museum which is 190 years old this year. An exhibition highlighting the work of two of the most prominent natural history illustrators in 19th century Australia is part of the Museum’s anniversary celebrations....