The regular quarterly update to the Dictionary of Sydney has been made public at www.dictionaryofsydney.org today, and there’s a lot of new material to have a look at.
New thematic essays
Circus by Mark St Leon, with illustrations and multimedia from his private collection, and a wealth of detail.
Russians by Mara Moustafine
Maori by Jo Kamira
We are still working on the illustrations for these two essays, but they outline surprisingly early and interesting histories in Sydney for these two groups.
New work on Sydney’s Aboriginal history
Arabanoo by Keith Vincent Smith, telling the story of one of the Aboriginal men who experienced first contact with the settlers.
Sydney’s first 14 mayors
Stay tuned for a blog post on these worthy citizens of the City of Sydney, who worked their way up to Mayor in the mid-nineteenth century.
Other people, place and organisations entries
The Royal Society of New South Wales by Peter J Tyler, outlining the history of an eminent scientific society.
Eastwood by Beverley McClymont, giving an account of the changing fortunes of this northern suburb
As well as these new entries, we’ve been beavering away behind the scenes for three months, adding and linking over 1000 new entities, with timelines, descriptions and facts, and also researching and captioning over 200 new images and multimedia.
Hop on over and have a look!