Happy History Week

This week organisations across the state are celebrating History Week 2020, the festival organised by the History Council of NSW. Listen to Mark and Alex on 2SER here The History Council of NSW was established in 1995 as an umbrella organisation to represent everyone...

The camels at Government House

The State Library of New South Wales holds a very lovely painting of the first Government House in Sydney. The oil painting, by George Edwards Peacock, was done in 1845, just before the building (where the Museum of Sydney now stands) was demolished. The scene is of a...

Annie Wyatt, heritage warrior

The National Trust of Australia is celebrating its 75th anniversary this week, so it seemed like a perfect time to talk about the inspiring woman who made it all happen. Listen to Lisa and Alex on 2SER here The National Trust of Australia is oldest conservation...

The last public hanging at Darlinghurst Gaol

On 21 September 1852, illicit grog dealer, snappy dresser and murderer Francis Green was the last man to be publicly hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol.   Listen to the whole conversation with Rachel and Tess on 2SER here Green (also known as John Brown) was 32 years old...

Fifty years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

This year Kaldor Public Art Projects is marking fifty years of challenging and surprising Sydneysiders with large scale, public and interactive art. Listen to the whole conversation with Mark and Sean on 2SER here John Kaldor AO arrived in Sydney in the post-war...