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