Sydney Harbour Foreshore Histories project

In 2013, The Dictionary received funds from the City of Sydney to commission a suite of entries highlighting the cultural histories of Sydney’s harbour foreshore.

The result is 21 entries by well-known writers of history, literature, theatre, dance, art and architecture including Edmund Capon, Delia Falconer, Ian Hoskins, Grace Karskens, David Marr and Frank Moorhouse.

We hope you enjoy reading these unique contributions to the Dictionary.

Barmaids serve men in the Newcastle Hotel 1968. Contributed by National Archives of Australia [A1500, K19075

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.