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The Trials of Thomas Muir

Tune into ABC Radio National’s Hindsight Program this Sunday afternoon at 2 (or download the podcast) to hear Dictionary of Sydney author Dr Beverley Sherry talking about the life, letters and trial of Scottish political prisoner Thomas Muir with other … Continue reading

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Australian Society of Archivists RAPPSIG seminar

On the 20 October, the Australian Society of Archivists will be holding its 2011 Symposium, Archiving the Iconic, at Luna Park as well as a number of pre and post symposium events. One of these events will be a seminar … Continue reading

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Watching the clock

Daylight saving starts again in New South Wales this long weekend which means on Sunday at 2am it will be time to synchronise our watches… so, that’s forward, right?

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Going on ahead

One of the many joys of working on the Dictionary of Sydney is the opportunity/excuse to revisit favourite pictures and collections as we look for the right images to illustrate an entry. Another is following up the unexpected stories and … 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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With a splish and a splash…

Windswept and bedraggled as we are, we thought we’d have a look at some other soggy Sydneysiders: Dreary as it may be to get around, Sydney can look beautiful in wet weather. Photographers have known this for a long time, … Continue reading

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Hopping about…

With Anzac Day falling on the same weekend as Easter this year, there are lots of entries in the Dictionary which explore some of the many Sydney traditions which will be marked over the next few days. The Royal Easter … Continue reading

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