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 spoke about the launch of the Cooks River Project, which traces the history of the Cooks River valley from its days as a pristine natural watercourse and lush hunting ground for the Eora people to the high density inner city suburbs and polluted river we know today.
Ever wondered about the history behind some of Sydney's more obscurely named suburbs?
From Hunter's Hill to Canada Bay, sometimes Sydney's suburbs seem something of a stretch when seen on paper.
After Bastille Day was celebrated earlier this week, Dr Lisa Murray of The Dictionary of Sydney joins us to talk about the French history of Sydney, including one suburb that has French founders!
With the dismantling of the Sydney monorail over the Pyrmont Bridge, Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, Lisa Murray, talks about the history of the Pyrmont Bridge and its importance to Sydney's history.
On the day of State of Origin, Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, Dr Lisa Murray talks about how Sydney became obsessed with football.