The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Search the blogs

Living Language: Country, Culture, Community

Dawes' notebooks on display in the Living Language exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales As part of the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, there's a fascinating exhibition on right now at the State Library of New South…

Koori Knockout

PIX article on the Redfern All Blacks 'Aboriginal Footballers' 1946, PIX, 5 October 1946 p28 This week is NAIDOC week, and as it happens, the decider for the State of Origin rugby league, so what better topic then the Koori Knockout…

Ah-chew! (Sniffle, Sniffle) - the pneumonic influenza pandemic of 1919

Today on 2SER Breakfast, Lisa and Tess talked about the pneumonic influenza pandemic of 1919 (aka the Spanish flu) - a world-wide pandemic that hit Sydney 100 years ago in February 1919. More people died from the flu around the…

Aging gracefully

Feast Day at Liverpool Asylum 24 July 1886, Illustrated Sydney News, 14 August 1886, p16 July marks the start of the new financial year, and for many reliant upon the government for support, this often means a change in pensions and…