Shaping Sydney Harbour

Shaping Sydney Harbour is a collaboration between the Dictionary of Sydney and the Australian National Maritime Museum  which will result in an interactive presentation of the Dictionary at the Museum in 2013.

A filtered subset of the Dictionary’s main site comprising relevant material selected by the Dictionary team in consultation with ANMM curators will be available to Museum visitors via a touch screen display in the Museum foyer.

A bespoke front-page, made up of historical overlay maps, with specific pointers to selected Dictionary items and a sliding timeline,  will be developed for the project. The content will be delivered via a separate link to be hosted on a proxy server set up by Arts eResearch at the University of Sydney.

Map of that part of the North Shore of Port Jackson which is opposite to Sydney 1828 by John Thompson, courtesy State Records NSW, Surveyor General; NRS 13859,Maps and Plans 1792-1880, S.801 [SZ467

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.