We’ve had our share of memorable advertising and the recent use of the Sydney Opera House as a ‘billboard’ is without a doubt one of the most controversial.
Picturesque Sydney Harbour has 13 islands, each with its own fascinating history. One of them, Rodd Island, was once converted into a laboratory in the late 19th century.
On Monday I attended a seminar presented by the Walkley Foundation, ‘The art of interview’, which have provided some valuable insights for oral history.
On Monday we heard that the 86-year-old General Gordon Hotel in Sydenham had been gutted by a ferocious fire. I spoke about it’s history on 2SER.
The exhibition, Blaze, features fascinating stories of women trailblazers including that of the Aboriginal activist, Pearl Gibbs.
Today any bar or restaurant in Sydney offers an extensive wine list and array of scrumptious dishes from around the world. But it hasn’t always been so.
Waverley Cemetery is the resting place of many well known people, but one person has largely been forgotten in the history books – Maggie Oliver.
Audiocraft included two days of talks and workshops covering the best in audio production. I’ve come away with a range of ideas.
Reynolds’ cottages on Harrington Street, The Rocks have survived for 187 years! I spoke about them on 2SER for the Dictionary of Sydney.
Did you know a duel took place in a field in Homebush one morning in March 1827? I spoke about duelling in colonial Sydney this morning on 2SER Breakfast.
Historian and curator
I’m a professional historian and museum professional who specialises in social and public history, as well as cultural collections and heritage research and interpretation. I have worked on numerous projects for the City of Sydney, Dictionary of Sydney, IP Australia and more.