‘Taking to the Streets: 
The Great Strike of 1917’

City of Sydney historian, Laila Ellmoos, will explore one of Australia’s largest 20th-century industrial conflicts, the Great Strike of 1917. A subsequent exhibition at Carriageworks in July-August 2017 will mark the strike’s centenary.

‘Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community’

Congratulations to Scott McKinnon on the publication of his book Gay Men at the Movies: Cinema, Memory and the History of a Gay Male Community (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press). Drawing on film reviews, media reports, personal memoirs, oral histories and a striking range of films, this book explores the major role cinema has played Read more …

‘Demolished Sydney’

This exhibition explores the buildings that once shaped Sydney’s skyline, from the convict0built Commissariat Stores to the city’s last island of industry, the Kent Brewery. Itexamines the histories of 13 sites and asks: what are the forces that have shaped our changing city and how do we value and preserve the heritage of the city Read more …

Royal Botanic Garden: 200 Years of Discovery

During their 200th birthday celebrations, Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden are opening a new exhibition about the fascinating collection of memorabilia rescued from the magnificent Garden Palace when it mysteriously burnt to the ground in 1882.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Book talk with with author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld Read more …

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Book talk With author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Meet the author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk with author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld Read more …