Putty Road

With Sydney surrounded by mountains on three out of four sides, getting out of the city area has, until fairly recently, been tricky. This was particularly the case in the colonial period. In the west the Blue Mountains were viewed as an almost impenetrable barrier by...

Carangarang

Today is the start of National Reconciliation Week, so I thought we’d take a look at someone who was part of Sydney’s early history: Carangarang. Now I must confess that I didn’t know much about Carangarang before today. But that’s one of the great things about the...

Archaeology in Sydney

This morning on 2SER Breakfast, Dr Tim Owen from GML Heritage talked to Tess about his work as an archaeologist in Sydney. Listen to Tim and Tess on 2SER here  Archaeologists in Sydney work across many different fields. Historical archaeology looks at the period from...

Living Language: Country, Culture, Community

As part of the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, there’s a fascinating exhibition on right now at the State Library of New South Wales that looks at the Aboriginal languages of New South Wales. There are about 35 different languages around New...