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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.

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