Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bridging the gap

The Sydney Morning Herald, or its columnist Peter FitzSimons, has recently been fascinated by the story of Nellie Bishop, a Sydney woman who tried to jump off the cliff at the Gap in 1923, but was miraculously saved by a … Continue reading

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‘the model of an excellent judge’

The legal profession has always taken a keen interest in its own history, and Sydney’s lawyers are no exception. Sydney has its own legal historical society, the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History. Here, legal history is published, debated, … Continue reading

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Cambodian memories

Sydney has a small but cohesive Cambodian community, centred in Fairfield City local government area. Ashley Carruthers and Sarithya Tuy wrote about them for the Dictionary of Sydney in 2008, and more than 1200 people have seen the article since … Continue reading

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Unguarded Moments

Millers Point is currently referred to in more than 20 entries on the Dictionary as well as Shirley Fitzgerald’s fascinating entry about the area’s history, so we were excited to hear about Unguarded Moments, one of the projects which the … Continue reading

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Moving pictures

Sometimes it’s hard to convey the excitement we all feel about working on this project, with its huge potential. So we asked the clever people at Black Jelly Films, who made us this film. And we were very thrilled. What … Continue reading

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