St James tunnels

There is nothing people like more than a secret tunnel. And while a lot of people have heard about the tunnels connected with St James Railway Station, few have been lucky enough to visit them… until now. Listen to Lisa and Alex on 2SER here But before we...

Artists’ camps

The enthusiasm for painting outdoors, embraced by the Impressionist movement in France, hit Sydney in the 1880s. A handful of artist camps were established around Sydney Harbour in the last two decades of the 19th century, leading to a prolific creative outpouring of...

Get on your dancing shoes

Once the most glamorous dance hall in Sydney, the Trocadero on George Street hosted queens, dukes, and international stars, as well as Sydneysiders out for a good time. Listen to Lisa and Alex on 2SER here The Trocadero, affectionately known of course as the...

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...