The Dictionary of Sydney is made up of a small team of part-time staff and an energetic and dedicated group of volunteers,and is part of the Mitchell Librarian’s division at the State Library of New South Wales. You can contact us via the form here. Due to funding cuts, staff hours are limited but we will  do our best to reply as soon as possible.


Linda Brainwood
Managing Editor 

Linda has worked for the Dictionary of Sydney Trust since March 2010. Prior to this she worked on research and digitisation projects at the State Library of New South Wales, News Limited and Corbis. As a freelance researcher since 2000 she has also contributed to a wide variety of projects for Australian and international book publishers and designers, museums, libraries, photographers and film-makers. Linda holds a BA(Hons) (Syd) and a Grad Dip Information Management (Lib) (UNSW).

Linda works for the Dictionary two days a week.


Stewart Wallace
Project Manager, 2006-2010 and ongoing consultation 2010-2018

James Wu
Consultant Finance Manager 2010-2018

Nicole Cama
Historian, 2014-2016
Dr Emma Graham
Editorial Coordinator, 2007-2012
Prudence MacLeod
Education Officer, 2015
Paul Howard
Multimedia Curator, 2008-2011
Krissie Scudds
Marketing and Promotions Manager, 2010-2011
Felicity Watson
Editorial and Research Assistant, 2008-2011
Liam Wyatt
Multimedia Coordinator, 2008-2009

Jacqueline Spedding
Executive Officer 2016-2017 and Coordinating Editor 2013-2016

Kim Jackson
Ongoing Technical Consultant 2006-2017

Kim Hanna
Executive Officer 2013-2016

Jenny McInerney
Research and Editorial Assistant, 2008-2016
Dr Naomi Parry
Project Editor, 2015-2016
Steven Hayes
Technical Coordinator 2008-2013
Victoria Keighery
Executive Officer, 2010-2012
Brendan Day
Sponsorship, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Officer, 2010-2011
Janice Cave
Office Manager, 2008-2010

Detail from MS Hill's 1888 map 'The City of Sydney',  a birds-eye view over the city looking to the south and west across Darling Harbour. http://dictionaryofsydney.org/image/97526

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