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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.

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