Condemned and Demolished!

An exhibition highlighting one of the City of Sydney’s most important photographic collections explores the physical changes the City went through at the turn of the 20th century and the way people lived during this time, as well as the importance for future...

Listening to the Great Depression

People have been asking me a lot lately about how the economic recession we are experiencing now compares to earlier times of economic instability. Unlike the situation we’re all in at the moment, which has come about largely because of the pandemic, the global...

The squire of Enmore House – Joshua Frey Josephson

Today I’m going to give you an insight into how my mind works and the connections I follow when I’m exploring the Dictionary of Sydney. Listen to Lisa and Alex on 2SER here As we spend more time around our local areas, for those of us with an inclination...

Richard Dawson: Sydney’s original iron man

Richard ‘Dicky’ Dawson was an entrepreneur whose early iron foundry located down at Circular Quay was a landmark business that transformed Sydney. Listen to Lisa and Alex on 2SER here The foundry operated from 1833 to 1872 – a critical period in Sydney’s history...

Sprucing up Sydney Town Hall

You know, we often take Sydney Town Hall for granted. It’s undeniably a city landmark – we sit on its steps and watch the world go by, use it as a meeting place, and it has given its name to a train station – but it is also a very special building....