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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, 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.

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 history of Koori Radio, the influential community station in Redfern.

 

Thursday, 25 July 2013 12:39

Dictionary of Sydney - Dr. Lisa Murray

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.  

Historian and editor Dr. Lisa Murray, of the Dictionary of Sydney, Joins Tim on 2SER Breakfast to bust out the dictionary once more and talk some of that fancy Nomenclature.

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 this week being NAIDOC week, Editorial Co-Ordinator of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, Jacqueline Spedding talks about an Indigenous part of Sydney's history. 

 

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 08:24

Dictionary of Sydney - The Pyrmont Bridge

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. 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 08:35

Dictionary of Sydney - History of Footy

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. 

Tim spoke to Dr Lisa Murray, Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust, on an interesting character in Sydney's political history.

Check here for more information on the controversial figure that was Thomas John Ley.

 

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