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“Brian Penton,... read more Sam Hood: Uncovering Sydney’s past with photographs 13 Oct 2014Last Thursday I had the pleasure of presenting to members of the North Shore Historical Society on some of the incredible stories unearthed during my time at…”
The Dictionary of Sydney has launched a new tour! Following on from Convict Parramatta, we can now explore Sydney’s harbour islands on our mobile devices, from the Royal Australian Navy base we know as Garden Island in the east, to the prison-turned-dockyard, Cockatoo...
Below is a talk I presented at the exclusive Sydney media launch of Sony PlayStation's historical immersive game, The Order: 1886. See the project page for a summary of the event. The Rocks is a ‘relic of a vanished underworld of convict days’.[ref] Brian Penton,...
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of presenting to members of the North Shore Historical Society on some of the incredible stories unearthed during my time at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM). Of particular focus was the work of a group of researchers or ‘super sleuths’ on Flickr Commons, who tirelessly researched the museum’s Samuel J Hood collection and shared their discoveries with the world.
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.