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Wonderland City: Sydney’s amusement parks

Wonderland City: Sydney’s amusement parks

It’s been 150 years since the famous author Lewis Carroll published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but did you know Sydney had its own Wonderland back in the early 1900s? I thought I’d delve into the Dictionary of Sydney and spoke to Sophie on 2SER Breakfast about...

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Law and Order in Sydney

Law and Order in Sydney

Monday 15 June 2015 marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, or the Great Charter, which has been widely recognised as the most famous legal document in the world. With all this talk about Magna Carta, being the origin of the rule of law and an important step...

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Sydney’s love affair with cinema

Sydney’s love affair with cinema

There’s so much to see at Australia’s second oldest festival, the Sydney Film Festival, with both international and Australian films being showcased in various venues across the city. How did our love affair with film and cinema begin? I spoke with Mitch on 2SER on...

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Sydney’s writers

Sydney’s writers

Sydney Writers’ Festival is underway at the moment, with a range of interesting events centred around storytelling with the nice tagline ‘it’s thinking season’. So I thought I’d take a look at the history of the written word in our city and spoke to Mitch on 2SER...

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Anzac Day in Sydney

Anzac Day in Sydney

This Saturday will mark 100 years since Australian troops landed at the Gallipoli peninsula and commenced a disastrous eight-month military campaign. Every 25 of April we remember that first day of battle, but how did these commemorations begin? I spoke to Mitch on...

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The Order 1886 – Immersive history

The Order 1886 – Immersive history

Below is a talk I presented at the exclusive Sydney media launch of Sony PlayStation's historical immersive game, The Order: 1886. See the project page for a summary of the event. The Rocks is a ‘relic of a vanished underworld of convict days’.[ref] Brian Penton,...

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The Castle Hill convict rebellion

The Castle Hill convict rebellion

Yesterday our best known Irish pubs were sprinkled with green decorations in celebration of the Feast day for the Patron Saint of Ireland — St Patrick. I delved into the Dictionary of Sydney and found out that 211 years ago, Irish convicts attempted to take control of...

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Wining and Dining in Sydney

Wining and Dining in Sydney

This year’s NSW Food and Wine Festival have just finished and they featured an array of culinary delights, celebrating the many cultures present in Sydney. But our culinary tastes weren’t always this eclectic! I spoke to Mitch on 2SER Breakfast this morning about how...

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Nicole Cama

Nicole Cama

Historian

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.

nicole@nicolecama.com.au.

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