We’ve had our share of memorable advertising and the recent use of the Sydney Opera House as a ‘billboard’ is without a doubt one of the most controversial.
Picturesque Sydney Harbour has 13 islands, each with its own fascinating history. One of them, Rodd Island, was once converted into a laboratory in the late 19th century.
On Monday we heard that the 86-year-old General Gordon Hotel in Sydenham had been gutted by a ferocious fire. I spoke about it’s history on 2SER.
The exhibition, Blaze, features fascinating stories of women trailblazers including that of the Aboriginal activist, Pearl Gibbs.
Today any bar or restaurant in Sydney offers an extensive wine list and array of scrumptious dishes from around the world. But it hasn’t always been so.
Waverley Cemetery is the resting place of many well known people, but one person has largely been forgotten in the history books – Maggie Oliver.
Reynolds’ cottages on Harrington Street, The Rocks have survived for 187 years! I spoke about them on 2SER for the Dictionary of Sydney.
Did you know a duel took place in a field in Homebush one morning in March 1827? I spoke about duelling in colonial Sydney this morning on 2SER Breakfast.
NAIDOC 2016 is in full swing and the Dictionary of Sydney recently published new articles about two interesting characters from Sydney’s Aboriginal past – Carangarang and Willemering.
The Dictionary of Sydney has some fascinating new articles including one on the famous ‘the Sly-Grog Queen’ and ‘worst woman in Sydney’ – Kate Leigh.
I’m a professional historian who specialises in social and public history, and heritage research. I have worked on numerous history projects for the City of Sydney, Dictionary of Sydney, IP Australia and more.