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Moving house

Looking up is moving to a new site that incorporates the Dictionary of Sydney’s organisational information, full access to the Dictionary’s resources, tips on ways readers can contribute to and support the Dictionary, and offers us some exciting new possibilities … Continue reading

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Hellenic Sydney

One of our new articles is about Sydney’s Greek communities, one of the largest and oldest groups in the city, with a venerable tradition and great pride. Panayiotis Diamadis has written for us about the Hellenes of Sydney, who hailed … Continue reading

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Messing about in boats

The Dictionary never loses sight of the fact that Sydney is a maritime city, and two articles in the latest batch flesh out some of the different kinds of ships that have plied the harbour since the Europeans arrived. Randi … Continue reading

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Art for art’s sake

Sydney’s always been an arty place, from the carvings and dances of the traditional owners, and the sketchbooks and pianos of the early settlers, to the art societies and chamber music of the twentieth century and beyond. The latest addition … Continue reading

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From water to ice

The story of Sydney’s water supply is an epic, now told by Maclaren North in the Dictionary’s new article on Water. From the Tank Stream, and the Botany swamps, through Busby’s bore and Centennial Park, to the Nepean Tunnel and … Continue reading

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Party like it’s 1899

Sydneysiders love a party. Especially in summer. In recent years, New Year’s Eve has become a huge celebration, complete with a theme, massive fireworks, music, and even an iPhone App. But this is not new. Hannah Forsyth‘s article, newly published … Continue reading

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The Yanks are coming

The breakaway of the American colonies was a factor in the establishment of the penal colony at Port Jackson, and the first Americans arrived in Sydney with the First Fleet. They’ve been here ever since, as Margaret Park outlines in … Continue reading

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