Bungaree
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
11M ago
In this episode we discuss Bungaree - a significant figure in the early history of Sydney and part of the first voyage to ever circumnavigate the continent of Australia! The detailed "King Bungaree" by Keith Vincent Smith was our major source for this episode ..read more
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Yarramundi, Colebee and Maria of the Boorooberongal clan: A Dharug Dynasty
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
1y ago
In this episode Jed attempts to tell the multi-generational story of Yarramundi, Colebee and Maria of the Boorooberongal clan of the Dharug people of what is now Western Sydney. From the first encounters between the Dharug and the British on Dyarubbin in 1791, to the first ever land grant from the British regime to the original inhabitants of Australia in 1816, from Macquarie’s aborted ‘native institute’, the first Indigenous/British marriage and all through the stolen generation to the present day, Yarramundi’s family have been at the centre of the unfolding relations amongst the people that ..read more
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Bonus Episode: Following the Flow West
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
1y ago
In this bonus episode we discuss Following the Flow, a documentary exploring the people, places, ecology and history of the Macquarie Wambool River in Western NSW. Alongside Stories from Sydney, Jed has been working on this project for the past 3 years and is very excited to be bringing it to Sydney for a screening at the Golden Age Cinema in Surry Hills in July. As well as chatting inland waterways we crack open the vault and return to some fondly remembered clips from Jed's episodes 'Celebrating a New Beginning Across the Blue Mountains' and 'The Town Where the Bell Meets the Macquarie ..read more
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Red Gold and the Cedar Getters
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
2y ago
Well before the gold rushes of the mid 1800s, there was another all but forgotten resource extraction boom which played an important role in the expansion of the early colony. After being first logged along the Hawkesbury River, red cedar soon became the third largest export from the nascent port of Sydney and was known colloquially as “red gold”. It played a vital role in the foundation of places as diverse as Kiama, Maitland, and Byron Bay, and its presence is still to be observed in many buildings throughout Sydney today.    A short video on red cedar which features the Reading Ro ..read more
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The Local Bowlo
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
2y ago
We discuss the history and significance of the local bowlo with special guest Louis Heath. Perhaps you, like us, have always wondered where this quaint game comes from, and why so many bowling clubs dot the streets of Sydney. If so, then you're in luck! We'll dive into the royal origins of the sport, its enormous boom in popularity in the post-war era, and what the future holds for these local institutions. If you would like to discuss bowlos or share resources with Louis, you can reach him at louisheath@hotmail.com. You can also read his thesis here, or simply reference this graph showin ..read more
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The Macleays and Their Collection
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
2y ago
Despite their household name being all but forgotten, the Macleay family were a force to be reckoned with in Colonial Sydney society. They owned vast swaths of NSW as it was carved up in the 19th century, they represented much more of the colony in parliament, they built a most impressive sandstone mansion at Elizabeth Bay House and after 3 generations of collection famously bequeathed one of the world's vastest natural history collections to the University of Sydney. Join us this episode as we discuss one of the most important but oft overlooked colonial Sydney families; the Macleays ..read more
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A Tale of Obelisks and Sewers
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
2y ago
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, and the unsavoury prospect of surfing in the city’s muck. Join us on this week's episode of Stories from Sydney as we discuss the fractious history of the city’s waste disposal projects, and the monumental architecture that still exists right under our noses (or rather, above them ..read more
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Camp Extravaganzas
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
2y ago
Join us on this week's episode of Stories from Sydney as we chart the dramatic history of Sydney's camp extravaganzas from the 1920s to the 2020s ..read more
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A Stroke is Born at Bronte Baths
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
2y ago
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 ..read more
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The Town Where the Bell meets the Macquarie
Stories From Sydney: History of the Harbour City
by storiesfromsydney
3y ago
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 stories (and a generous introduction) we learn a little bit about a little town called Wellington ..read more
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