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Step by Step - Time after time 

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Noel Nanton - Permanent Rose (Reprise)

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Anthony Rother - Biomechanik 

Marvin Gaye - T Plays it Cool

Patti Jo - Aint no love lost 

Rev Lawrence Roberts - Its the holy ghost 

Katie Webster - Hell or High Water

 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:31

Dictionary of Sydney: the Plague

Dr Lisa Murray was back with another Dictionary of Sydney entry. This week we looked at the Bubonic Plague that hit Sydney in the 1900s. From the first victim, Arthur Paine, to the complete rebuilding of some of Sydney's waterfront the plague left its mark on the City. Find out more on the Dictionary of Sydney website.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:09

Dictionary of Sydney: Tilly Devine

Last week Nicole chatted about Kate Leigh the sly-grog queen -- on this week's Dictionary of Sydney Dr Lisa Murray introduces us to her nemesis. Tilly Devine, born Matilda Mary Twiss who came to Sydney in 1920 and became a formidable figure in the city's underworld, particularly in Palmer Street, Darlinghurst.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:30

Dictionary of Sydney: Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a tradition which has been around for ages - if grandpa is a Sydney-sider he most likely went to the show back in the day!

The Easter show can be traced all the back to 1823 but it really got going in the 1850's. The show attracts a diversity of people and it doesn't matter whether you are city or country, all classes mix at the show.

Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney had a chat with us about this weekends holiday celebrations!

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 08:15

Dictionary of Sydney

The Trocadero, or "The Troc", as it was called, was once regarded as the most glamorous palace in Sydney.

The Sydney Trocadero was a large art deco dance and concert hall here in Sydney that operated between 1936 and 1971. The Trocadero was a main venue for Big Band jazz orchestras wheras the Trocadero Orchestra was lead by Frank Coughlan.

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney came to the studio to have a chat with Mitch about this former dance palace of Sydney!

You might have heard that Roselands shopping centre turned 50 years old last month. 

It was a game changer in suburban shopping back in the 1960s. Although not the first department store to establish suburban outlets, Grace Bros was the first to strategically plan and develop an extensive network of branches in suburban Sydney. Roselands was part of their aspirations in the 1960s and 1970s to have a store within 10 minutes drive of every housewife in Sydney. 

Dr Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke with Mitch about the history of the suburban Roselands shopping centre.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 08:08

Dictionary of Sydney: Public toilets

During 19th century Australia, it wasn't uncommon to see men urinate in public due to the lack of public toilets. 

This lead to concerns of the publics health, hygiene and other undesirable behaviour played out on Sydney streets. 

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke to Mitch about the history of public urinals.

 

This Saturday 4th July 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of the heritage conservationist and publisher Juanita Nielsen. Even today, the mystery of her disappearance and presumed murder continues to overshadow her story. 

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke to Mitch about the mysterious disappearance of Juanita Nielsen.

Photography is an amazing medium. In certain frames it can give us a candid glimpse of everyday life and transport us to another era.

This is exactly what happens in an fabulous exhibition currently on at the State Library of New South Wales called Crowdsource.

The exhibition presents the daring, concealed images snapped by photographer Arthur K Syer. Syer's friend the illustrator and cartoonist Phil May asked Arthur to take the photos for him to capture everyday life on Sydney streets. He wished to used the photos as a study for his illustrations - a gesture here, the tilt of the hat there, characters and types.
Dr Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney joins Mitch in the studio to talk about the daring candid street photography of the late 1800s. 

 

Have you read a book lately? Jessie and Shae speak to Professor Paul Giles, Challis Chair of English at the University of Sydney about the benefits of reading - as an academic pursuit and for pleasure - as well as Clive James' Sentenced to Life, perhaps his last text.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:22

Dictionary of Sydney: History of ANZAC Day

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

For the duration of the war, Anzac Days followed suit. The parade was actually cancelled in 1919 as the influenza epidemic prevented people from assembling in large numbers. The following year the 25 of April was declared a national holiday, and in 1929, when the Martin Place Cenotaph was unveiled, the ceremonies moved to the city. 

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke to Mitch about the history of ANZAC Day.

Around this time in 2013 the business of the Rainbow Crossing on Oxford Street at Taylor Square came to a head. It followed a decision in 2012 by the City of Sydney to temporarily repaint two pedestrian crossings in Oxford Street in rainbow colours, in time for the 35th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in 2013. 

It wasn't an entirely original idea. Rainbow crosswalks were painted on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood as part of the 2012 Gay Pride Month celebrations there and were such a success that they were allowed to remain. 

Megan Hicks from the Dictionary of Sydney caught up with Mitch to talk about the history of the Rainbow Crossing.

How did the pedestrian crossing evolve from the convenience to pedestrians to a convenience to motorists? 

The footpath had gritty beginnings with paths unsealed made of mud, dust and horse manure. It certainly wasn't pleasant during times of rain.

How to cross the street in wet weather and boots dry, skirts unmuddied? 

Megan Hicks from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke to Mitch about the evolution of the footpath.

NSW is one of the most progressive states in Australia. 

In the parliament is where major traditions of NSW have begun and the discussion and debate can get so rowdy the room has earnt the name amongst parliamentarians as the 'bear pit'. 

With the NSW election happening on the weekend Naomi Parry from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke to Mitch about the history of NSW voting. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 07:59

Dictionary of Sydney: History of the Drag

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras parade happened on Saturday and

it was just as vibrant as it has been since it started 37 years ago. About 10,000 people and 150

floats spanned 5 km covering themes including marriage equality, and apparently half a ton of

glitter was used to adorn its participants, many of them dressed in drag. Nicole Cama from Dictionary of Sydney delves into

the Dictionary and takes a look at Sydney's history of drag and cross dressing for 2SER Breakfast!

Nowadays, you can walk into any one of the many wine bars and restaurants of Sydney and be shown an extensive wine list. In fact, we probably take it for granted, and our strong 'foodie' nature is definitely an entrenched part of our culture.

But back in the 1960s and 1970s, the idea of international cuisines becoming permanent fixtures on the city's streets was quite novel. 

Dictionary of Sydney's Nicole Cama chatted to Mitch about the history of Sydney's wining and dining.

Matraville is a south-eastern suburb of Sydney located in the City of Randwick. It was named after James Matra who accompanied James Cook as a midshipman on the Endeavour. 

Matraville Garden Village was supposed to be a 'memorial to our fallen heroes' and a reward for servicemen's sacrifices for the nation. Why didn't work out? 

Paul Ashton from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke to Mitch to tell you why and talk about the Matraville Garden Village

 

Centennial Park was chosen by Sir Henry Parkes and others for a grand park to mark the Centenary of the colony of NSW. 

The site is also the largest urban park in the southern hemisphere; 260 ha 9640 acres. 

Did you know, Northern boundary of the Park an Aboriginal walking track of the Gadigal people? 

Dictionary of Sydney's Professor Paul Ashton talked to Mitch.

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 07:55

Dictionary of Sydney: Chinese life in Sydney

As we welcome the year of the sheep and the Lunar New Year celebrations kick off this Friday, let's take a step back in time to the 1800s and look at the Chinese experience in
Sydney.

Many of us might assume that the first people Indigenous inhabitants witnessed sailing toward
Australia were Europeans. Not true!

There is evidence that suggests the Aboriginal people of Sydney Harbour may have seen or at least heard stories of the Chinese traders that sailed the
globe, and that Chinese contact with Australia probably occurred as far back as 1,800 years ago! 

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke about Chinese life in Sydney.

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:01

Dictionary of Sydney: Bungaree

The exhibition Bungaree: The First Australian is showing at Mosman Art Gallery at the moment, which pays homage to this important Aboriginal figure from Sydney's early colonial days. 

Bungaree's distinctive image survives today, as he appears in 18 portraits and other illustrations created by artists of the time. 

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney caught up with Mitch to talk about the important Aboriginal figure, Bungaree.

What was life like for women living in Sydney during the early 20th century? 

From the 1920s, there was a boom in apartment living on or near Sydney Harbour.

This not only changed the face of Sydney's streets, it also transformed it into an irresistible social and cultural hub for single women. It offered greater freedoms to women who opted to live closer to their place of work and at the same time, did not have the rigid structure and rules that constrained women living in suburban Sydney. 

Nicole Cama from The Dictionary of Sydney discusses the history of Australian women.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 08:15

Dictionary of Sydney: Parramatta Gaol

The first gaol in Parramatta was built in 1796 near the southern part of Prince Alfred Park and was designed by Governor John Hunter to incarcerate robbers. 

Mitch spoke  take a look at the history of Australia's oldest and most intact gaol. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:12

Dictionary of Sydney: Goat Island

Goat Island is the largest island in Sydney, and a favourite destination for Sydneysiders during the festive season. But how much do you know about its history, particularly its significance to people of the Eora Nation?

Dictionary of Sydney's Dr. Lisa Murray joined Mitch in the studio to discuss Goat Island's history.

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 07:44

Dictionary of Sydney: The Sydney Punchbowl

Nothing says Christmas like punch so this morning Dr. Lisa Murray is sharing one of the more unusual entries from Dictionary of Sydney - the Sydney Punchbowl.

 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:47

Dictionary of Sydney: Atlas of Sydney suburbs

Do you love a good map? Historical maps can tell you so much about a place.

The Atlas of the Suburbs of Sydney provide a portrait of metropolitan Sydney at a time of rapid growth and suburbanisation. 

Each map shows the boundaries of the municipality, with the principal streets, railway lines, wharves, parks and reserves. The maps do not usually show natural features except for shorelines rivers and creeks. 

Dr Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney joins Mitch to talk about the historical maps of Sydney.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 07:58

Dictionary of Sydney: Coffee king Luigi Coluzzi

The lifting of government controls on the import of coffee in the 1950s coincided with the arrival of hordes of coffee-loving immigrants, and by the early 1960s coffee 'lounges' were appearing in Sydney's suburbs, heralding the beginning of Sydney's current love affair with its coffee.

But Bar Coluzzi was special. A charismatic and charming man, and a former boxing champion, Luigi attracted boxers, actors, lawyers and theatre-goers. 

Dr Lisa Murray from Dictionary of Sydney chats with Mitch about Luigi Coluzzi and his contribution to East Sydney's and Darlinghurst's Italian feel. 

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 08:25

Dictionary of Sydney: Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation, was on yesterday. But did you know that the first official horse race in Sydney was in Hyde Park?

Nicole from Dictionary of Sydney tells us more about the history of horse racing in Sydney, including the zoo on the Canterbury Park Racecourse.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 08:04

Dictionary of Sydney: Cocky Bennett the cockatoo

Cocky Bennett was a remarkably long-lived cockatoo who after sailing the South Seas became a fixture at the Sea Breeze Hotel at Tom Ugly's Point in Blakehurst.

This is one of the intriguing stories uncovered by the Dictionary of Sydney in their recent Georges River project.

Dr Lisa Murray talks about the wondrous bird life of the Cocky Bennett.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:12

Dictionary of Sydney: Mr. Parke's Mongoose

A prince, a preeminent politician, and a mongoose - this week Dr. Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney has a truly bizarre slice of Sydney's history to share with you today.

Side note: The plural of mongoose is, in fact, mongooses.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:55

Dictionary of Sydney: Gov. Arthur Phillip

Dr Lisa Murray from The Dictionary of Sydney shares the rich history of Australia's first Governor, Arthur Philip.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:13

Dictionary of Sydney: Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney's best-loved icons. It is probably one of the most documented pieces of public infrastructure built in Sydney in the twentieth century. 

Dr Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney chats with Mitch about the long-filled history of the great Sydney Harbour Bridge

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:50

Dictionary of Sydney: Flying Foxes

Dr Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke to Mitch about the history of flying foxes in Sydney.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:39

Dictionary of Sydney: Sydney Ferries

Sydney's ferries might be turning into 'party boats' - but what is the history of ferries in Sydney?

To talk with Mitch about the whirlpool history of Sydney ferries is Dr Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney.

As Australia goes for the gold at The Commonwealth games, Nicole Carma from The Dictionary of Sydney takes us back to 1938 and The British Empire Games

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:34

Dictionary of Sydney: Archibald Exhibition

The Archibald Exhibition has been delivering prizes to Australia's top artists for 95 years. 

Nicole Cama from the Dictionary of Sydney talks to Mitch about the richly painted history of the prestigious Archibald prize. 

 

We sing it at most civic occassions and at national sporting events but how much do you know about the Australian national anthem and its composer?

Dr. Lisa Murray from Dictionary of Sydney joined Mitch to shed a little light on the life and work of Peter McCormick.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:54

Dictionary of Sydney: Maria Lock

Dictionary originalAs part of NAIDOC week, the Dictionary of Sydney's, Dr Lisa Murray talks about a powerful Aboriginal woman, Maria Lock

 

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:50

Dictionary of Sydney: NAIDOC Week

Naidoc DocIn the lead up to NAIDOC Week Dr. Lisa Murray joins Mitch to talk about the history of Aboriginal activism in Sydney.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:35

Dictionary of Sydney: Newtown

One of the key aspects of the Dictionary of Sydney is the way that it aggregates and shares information about places and suburbs. Newtown is an inner city suburb that is represented in the Dictionary in lots of of different ways.

Its mentioned in the history of Enmore and the history of drag and cross-dressing. Newtown has connections to the Jewish community and brickmakers. Murrawina aboriginal-run childcare originated as a breakfast program for Aboriginal kids in Newtown.

In 1889 The Illastrated Sydney wrote: "King street Newtown is always more or less busy, but on Saturday night it is seen at its best and brightest. Fancy a double line, more than a mile long, of brilliantly lighted shops; and 'side-walks' so inconveniently crowded, that it is often a matter of some difficulty to push one's way through the throng of people on business and on pleasure bent".

This quote opens a new app being launched by The Dictionary of Sydney in partnership with The City of Sydney, and Dr. Lisa Murray joined Mitch to share some of the highlights of the app and Newtown's colourful history.

You can download the Sydney Culture Walk app here or from Google Play or the Apple Store.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:38

Dictionary of Sydney: Soccer

Everybody's got World Cup Fever - even Dr. Lisa Murray from The Dictionary of Sydney.

This week, Dr. Lisa joins Mitch to talk Sydney's soccer history, which dates back to 1880.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:52

Dictionary of Sydney: The State Theatre

The State Theatre captures the glamour of the 1920s picture palaces. 

Dictionary of Sydney's Dr Lisa Murray joins Mitch to share some insight into this large lavish theatre.

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:55

The History of the Sydney Film Festival

The longest running film festival in the world, The Sydney Film Festival starts this week. 

Dr Lisa Murray of Dictionary of Sydney, talks about how the festival came to be, back when it all started in 1954.

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:47

Dictionary of Sydney: Sydney Film Festival

The longest running film festival in the world, The Sydney Film Festival starts this week. 

Dr Lisa Murray of Dictionary of Sydney, talks about how the festival came to be, back when it all started in 1954.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:52

Dictionary of Sydney: The Rocks

The Rocks is the historic neighbourhood on the western side of Sydney Cove but how much do you know about the its history?

Dr. Lisa Murray from Dictionary of Sydney joined Matt Karstunen to share some insight.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:23

Dictionary of Sydney: Crime Fiction

The Sydney Writer's Festival kicked off this week but how did the literature scene in Sydney all start?

Move over poetry because crime fiction was all the rage back in the 1940s. 

Dr Lisa Murray of Dictionary of Sydney delves into Sydney's sordid criminal past as a great setting for early crime novels. 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:32

Dictionary of Sydney: Libraries

Historians love to bury their noses in books and where else would their sanctuary be than the library!

This week on Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray revisits the three oldest libraries in Sydney.

Move over e-books because paper ain't dead yet! 

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:57

Dictionary of Sydney: The Scenic Railway

Did you know the Scenic Railway was part of a large industrial railway developed to support shale and coal mining at Katoomba?

So if you ride on the Scenic Railway you're experiencing a part of Sydney's industrial history and heritage, as well as tourism history.

Dictionary of Sydney's Dr. Lisa Murray joined Mitch to bring some of this little known history to light.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:35

Dictionary of Sydney: Sydney Town Hall

Have you ever met someone on the steps of Town Hall?

It's more than just a convenient place to meet your friends, so Dictionary of Sydney's Dr. Lisa Murray joins Mitch to share it's history.

Want to share your memories of Town Hall? Why not head along to Town Hall Open Day on 3rd May.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:31

Dictionary of Sydney: Whaling

While the ICJ's ruling against Japan's whaling program in the Southern Ocean is a win for Australia and the whales, did you ever imagine that Sydney was once one of the biggest whaling ports in the country?

In fact we had a rather large and lucrative whaling industry dating back to the 19th Century.

Dictionary of Sydney's Nicole Cama gives you the facts.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 09:05

Dictionary of Sydney: St. Patrick's Day

Is St. Patrick's Day just an excuse for many to get a little bit rowdy, or is there some significant history behind it?

Our source for everything history related is the Dictionary of Sydney, and Lisa Murray once again joined us to take us back into Sydney's Irish history.

Top of the morning to ya!

Do you know the story behind the very first Mardi Gras parade in Sydney?

As we prepare to celebrate 35th Mardi Gras, Nicole Cama from Dictionary of Sydney takes us back to the begining.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:11

Dictionary of Sydney: Chinatown

Chinatown has become a symbol of Sydney's long history with Chinese immigration. But where did the Chinese-Australian community meet before the Golden Water Mouth was created at the corner of George and Hay Street?

We're joined by Dictionary of Sydney's Nicole Cama who told us all about Chinatown's history.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:42

Dictionary of Sydney: Snowing in Sydney

Sydney isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think of snow, but according to Dr. Lisa Murray from Dictionary of Sydney it's not unheard of.

This week, Dr. Murray delved into records from the National Library of Australia, as we take a look at some of Sydney's chilliest summers.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:40

Dictionary of Sydney: Australia Day

You probably know that 26th January is the date the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Cove, but did you know it wasn't until around the late 1930s that other capital cities around the nation regularly joined in celebrating the anniversary?

Lisa Murray from the Dictionary Of Sydney joined us to talk about how Sydneysiders have marked the day over the years.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:51

Dictionary of Sydney: Balloons

In the latest installment of our weekly history segment, Lisa Murray from the Dictionary Of Sydney joined us to talk about a past obsession of Sydney-siders: balloons.

Public entertainment in Sydney in the 19th century was about spectacle and the more dangerous the better. In the 1870s, balloon flights were all the rage. International aeronauts transfixed crowds with their daring. Among those who made attempt balloon flights were Henri L'estrange, Profeoor Rufus Wells, and Thomas Gale. Sydneysiders could not get enough.

Listen below to hear all about it, and about a journey that left one aeronaut and a journalist in the Parramatta River.

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:24

Dictionary of Sydney: New Years Eve

As we recover from another grand Sydney new years eve spectacular, Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney joined us on 2ser Breakfast to look back at the history of the day.

Learn about how we used to celebrate, why the fireworks were cancelled in the 1980's, and find out about Sydneysiders' fascination with lighting bonfires on new years eve.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:33

Dictionary Of Sydney: Oysters

For the past few weeks on 2ser Breakfast, the Dictionary of Sydney's Lisa Murray has been feeling the summer vibes, and this morning was no different. When it comes to summer, some would argue that there is nothing better than a Sydney Oyster (perhaps matched with a delicious beer.

Well, it turns out the history of the Sydney Oyster is a lot more interesting than we ever thought it would be.

Listen to the podcast below to learn about oyster culture, oyster salons and find out what the building of one famous oyster bar used to be in the not so distant past.

And, if you love your Sydney history, make sure you head on over to the Dictionary of Sydney for your fix!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:22

Sydney's Ice Trade

Did you know in the 1850's Australian entrepreneurs shipped ice (the frozen water kind) all the way from Boston in the US, to provide consumers in Australia with cold drinks.
Jack talks to Dictionary of Sydney's Lisa Murray about the ice trade in the 1850's.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:15

Dictionary of Sydney: Wonderland

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history.

This week, she joins Jack Crane in the studio to talk Sydney's former themepark 'Wonderland'. 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:00

Dictionary of Sydney: Isaac Nathan

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history.

This week, she joins Tim in the studio, talking to the tune of Australia's first composer, Isaac Nathan.

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history.

This week, she joins Tim to talk about the Sydney Brass Musical Instrument Factory established by John York in 1884.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 08:56

Dictionary of Sydney: Bennelong

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history. This week, she joins Tim to talk about Bennelong.

He's one of our most famous historical Aboriginal men and he's had a significant site in Sydney named after him but how much do you really know about Bennelong?

In honour of the beginning of Corroboree, this week we learn a little bit more about this mercurial and canny Wangal man.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:34

Dictionary of Sydney: Felix the Cat

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history.

Felix the Cat was an internationally known cartoon character. He was possibly the first animated celebrity, predating Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. But did you know Felix was the creation of Sydney born, Patrick O'Sullivan?

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:56

Dictionary of Sydney: HMAS Sydney

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history.

With an anticipated 40 warships and 16 tall ships to participate in the International navel fleet review that begins tomorrow, this week, Dr. Lisa Murray joins Tim Higgins in the studio to talk about HMAS Sydney.

 

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history.

This week, Lisa Murray joins Tim in the studio to celebrate the 180th birthday of the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:45

Dictionary of Sydney: Mr. Eternity

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history.

This week, Lisa Murray joins Tim in the studio to uncover the mystery behind Australia's iconic symbol of hope - Sydney street chalker, Mister Eternity.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 09:22

Dictionary of Sydney: History Week

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history. This week, Dr Murray talks to Tim about the latest events for History Week (7-15 September).

This year's theme, "Picture This", is all about making unusual connections between Sydney's history and its photographic past.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 10:47

Dictionary of Sydney: The Yellow House

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history. This week, Dr Murray prepares to recreate the Yellow House as Sydney gears up for History Week (7-15 September).

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:09

Dictionary of Sydney: Scandalous Balls

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history. This week, Dr Murray talks about Sydney's scandalous balls.

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history. This week, Dr Murray traces the fishing history of the Cooks River valley.

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history. This week, Dr Murray spoke about the launch of the Cooks River Project, which traces the history of the Cooks River valley from its days as a pristine natural watercourse and lush hunting ground for the Eora people to the high density inner city suburbs and polluted river we know today.

Each week Director of the Dictionary of Sydney, Dr Lisa Murray, comes into the studio to talk about an interesting part of Sydney's history. This week, Dr Murray spoke about the history of Koori Radio, the influential community station in Redfern.

 

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:39

Dictionary of Sydney - Dr. Lisa Murray

Ever wondered about the history behind some of Sydney's more obscurely named suburbs? 

From Hunter's Hill to Canada Bay, sometimes Sydney's suburbs seem something of a stretch when seen on paper.  

Historian and editor Dr. Lisa Murray, of the Dictionary of Sydney, Joins Tim on 2SER Breakfast to bust out the dictionary once more and talk some of that fancy Nomenclature.

After Bastille Day was celebrated earlier this week, Dr Lisa Murray of The Dictionary of Sydney joins us to talk about the French history of Sydney, including one suburb that has French founders!

With this week being NAIDOC week, Editorial Co-Ordinator of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, Jacqueline Spedding talks about an Indigenous part of Sydney's history. 

 

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 08:24

Dictionary of Sydney - The Pyrmont Bridge

With the dismantling of the Sydney monorail over the Pyrmont Bridge, Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, Lisa Murray, talks about the history of the Pyrmont Bridge and its importance to Sydney's history. 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 08:35

Dictionary of Sydney - History of Footy

On the day of State of Origin, Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, Dr Lisa Murray talks about how Sydney became obsessed with football. 

Tim spoke to Dr Lisa Murray, Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, on an interesting character in Sydney's political history.

Check here for more information on the controversial figure that was Thomas John Ley.

 

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