Throw like a girl

To ‘throw like a girl’ or ‘run like a girl’ is usually an insult hurled at a man without sporting prowess. But for over hundred years women have demonstrated throwing like a girl has been the winning move. In cricket women have carved out place on the pitch with their...

Shipping hazards

It’s been wild weather out there in Sydney over the last couple of days, so it seemed like a good time to look at one of the earliest maritime disasters in Sydney Harbour – and remind people it’s really not a good idea to take the boat out at the...

Sydney’s Lady Footballers

Last week Australia and New Zealand won their joint bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday, prompting us to think across codes about some other legendary women football players in Sydney who played their first game almost 100 years ago. As the...

Order in the Court! The Trial of Two Murderers

In the mid-eighteenth century, the famous London magazine Punch published a short piece on the ever-increasing popularity of true crime stories: We are a trading community—a commercial people. Murder is, doubtless, a very shocking offence; nevertheless, as what is...

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...