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Tracing the history of sewerage infrastructure in Sydney provides a wild ride through the origins of democracy in NSW, the popularity of Egyptian obelisks in the nineteenth century...

Camp Extravaganzas

Until more recent years Sydney's large and visible queer community was generally ill considered by wider society, in large part due to the negative light the police and mainsteam m...

We discuss the swimming scene in Sydney at the turn of the century, some iconic locations, our first Olympic champion, and the stroke that changed everything.

This episode we head West from Sydney to a town that has long shared connections with the Harbour City. From Ancient Caves to Pistol Duels and Unfinished Roads, through 3 short sto...

On a quiet autumn day in 1935, a recently captured Tiger Shark on display in the swimming pool at the Coogee Palace suddenly regurgitated an entire human arm. How did the arm get t...

The Six O'Clock Swill

In the 1890s the temperance movement took off across Australia. At first laughed out of the room, the coming of World War One dramatically changed public attitudes and saw the cult...

Despite arriving as a convict in the very early years of the colony, Billy Blue went on to achieve considerable success as a ferryman and harbour master and gave his name to many l...

Coming Up in Season 2

Tune in to this week's short trailer to get yourself geared up for another season of Stories from Sydney, find out what's changed (not much) and to hear our first episode's all imp...

Colonial Sydney was rife with grand schemes to put the town firmly on the map and in hearts and minds across the Empire. Few such schemes were as demanding, or as necessary, as the...

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