BY CATHERINE TURNER @mscatherinet Before the wristwatch there was the town clock. It was the centrepiece of community life, heralding every quarter-hour. Sydney Town Hall’s clock was installed at the top of the building in 1884, just prior to the boom of the wristwatch at the dawn of the 20th century. More than 130 years […]
During Science Week 2016 Diploma student Catherine Turner spoke with the Indigenous Education Officer, Renee Cawthorne, about introducing school kids to the museum’s Indigenous Science gallery.
BY CATHERINE TURNER @mscatherinet In this audio story Catherine interviews City of Sydney Historian, Dr Lisa Murray, about the story of the Loong Shan Tea Rooms at 137 King St, Sydney. Quong Tart’s King Street Tea Rooms were one of the first venues to welcome women in the late 19th Century. Chinese-born Sydney businessman Quong […]
BY CATHERINE TURNER @mscatherinet Rates of home ownership are in decline across Australia and young Australians are more likely than ever to face a long future in the rental market. Renters Rights in NSW looks at the current policy settings for renters in our state and the effects on young people and families. This story […]