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2SER Radiothon

2SER Radiothon

  We love being part of the 2SER community and telling stories of Sydney's history to breakfast listeners each week. While the annual 2SER subscription and fundraising drive is happening, the Dictionary of Sydney segment with Alex on 2SER Breakfast will be on...

Get on your dancing shoes

Get on your dancing shoes

Once the most glamorous dance hall in Sydney, the Trocadero on George Street hosted queens, dukes, and international stars, as well as Sydneysiders out for a good time. Listen to Lisa...

Darlinghurst Gaol and the National Art School

Darlinghurst Gaol and the National Art School

Darlinghurst Gaol, on the hill at the top of Oxford Street, is one of the largest standing colonial projects left in Sydney, and yet, many Sydneysiders barely notice it anymore. Listen to Mark and...

Seeing things in Black and White

Seeing things in Black and White

The Society of Australian Black and White Artists, now the Australian Cartoonists Association, is the world's oldest cartooning organisation. It was formally established in 1924 in a cartoonist's studio on the first floor of the old Royal Arcade which linked George...

Condemned and Demolished!

Condemned and Demolished!

An exhibition highlighting one of the City of Sydney's most important photographic collections explores the physical changes the City went through at the turn of the 20th century and the way people lived during this time, as well as the importance for future...

Happy History Week

Happy History Week

This week organisations across the state are celebrating History Week 2020, the festival organised by the History Council of NSW. ...

Listening to the Great Depression

Listening to the Great Depression

People have been asking me a lot lately about how the economic recession we are experiencing now compares to earlier times of economic instability. Unlike the situation we're all in at the moment, which has come about largely because of the pandemic, the global...

Death of the Monorail

Death of the Monorail

I remember the childhood joy of riding the old Sydney monorail – a single-loop that connected Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Sydney central business and shopping districts. You had to board with a little gold token and were whizzed through what seemed like...

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