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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.

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