Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dancing the City of Sydney Polka

Kick up your heels! We certainly are. The City of Sydney Council voted on Monday to support the Dictionary for four more years, continuing their generous support in both cash and kind. The City has been our major government sponsor … Continue reading

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Drumroll…

The new Dictionary of Sydney is now live! There are 28 new articles, totalling over 65,000 words, and the team has uploaded and captioned 238 pictures, created and researched new 417 entities, added 1676 factoids, written 948 entity descriptions, and … Continue reading

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The wearing of the green

Dictionary staff had a most interesting lunchtime on Tuesday last, listening to Jack Mundey at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts giving a talk marking 40 years since the start of Sydney’s famous Green Bans. Jack is a giant in … Continue reading

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Tick, tick, tick

Waiting for our new site to be regenerated every three months feels to the team like the ad break before they open the envelope at the Oscars. We know that there is great stuff in the new build, 28 new … Continue reading

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City of villages IV

What about Sydney’s coastal villages? While Aboriginal people ranged their lands along the shores of Sydney’s waterways, the country was called by diverse names, some of which were appropriated by the Europeans, whether they understood them or not. Coogee, Maroubra, … Continue reading

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