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.
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!
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.
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.
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!