Creative responses to history

Anniversaries and events often prompt us to reflect on historical narratives. Not just what happened, but also the historical meanings of events, their legacies, and our personal responses to them. Last week Nicole Cama looked at the origins of ANZAC Day...

Anzac Day commemorations in Sydney

This Saturday will mark 100 years since Australian troops landed at the Gallipoli peninsula and commenced a disastrous eight-month military campaign. Every 25 of April we remember that first day of battle, but how did these commemorations begin? I spoke to Mitch on...

Anzac bridge turns 20

This morning on 2SER Breakfast I spoke to Mitch about the history of the Anzac bridge. Next week, on 9 April, marks its 20th anniversary, and with the centenary of Anzac Day just around the corner, it is timely to celebrate this distinctive Sydney icon. Since European...

Matraville Garden Village

Matraville Garden Village was the creation of the Voluntary Workers Association. Formed during World War I, the VWA’s main activity was providing homes for returned servicemen. In 1917, 16.2 hectares (40 acres) of Crown land was granted at Matraville under the...