Tag: History

  • Juanita Nielsen Walking Tour

    Juanita Nielsen Walking Tour

    “I never knew about the dossiers”, I told friends as we sat and enjoyed a beer at the iconic “Bourbon and Beefsteak” in Sydney’s Kings Cross last night.

    We were chatting, relaxing and reflecting, having just been on a historical walking tour related to the 1975 death of 38-year old journalist, Juanita Nielsen. … Read the rest

  • History and Food

    History and Food

    You know you’re having a good time when you ask a friend what the time is, and at first neither of you is really sure. You’ve been together since 11 o’clock, and you’re both surprised to discover it’s 5 o’clock.… Read the rest

  • Lismore Flood Stories

    Lismore Flood Stories

    Every year in my hometown (Lismore) there are at least one or two occasions when the Wilson’s River floods.

    The earliest “big flood” I recall was in March 1974 (when I was aged eight).… Read the rest

  • Parbury Ruins

    Parbury Ruins

    The last couple of days in Sydney have been extremely warm, with temperatures in the mid-30s. Today was a terrific day to head underground, to visit a place with a climate resembling a wine cellar.… Read the rest

  • Old Darlinghurst Gaol

    Old Darlinghurst Gaol

    Even though I’ve been to the National Art School on countless occasions, and I’ve been on several history walks which have touched on its history as East Sydney Tech College, and before that as the Darlinghurst Gaol, I’ve never really had much knowledge of the change chronology.… Read the rest

  • Chippendale Historical Walk

    Chippendale Historical Walk

    “Is this place up for sale?”, a bloke asked the tour group leader. With his slurred speech, he appeared to have already had “a few”. “No, I’m not a real estate agent, this is a history walk”, he was told, and we all laughed in recognition that we probably did look like a group of people ready for an auction.… Read the rest

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