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Sydney LGBTIQA+ museum one step closer after $300k council grant

By MARCUS HAAR Plans for an LGBTIQA+ museum at the site of the former Darlinghurst Police Station have been put in motion after City of Sydney councillors voted in favour of a grant worth nearly $300,000 for the project. This follows a proposal put forward in April by Qtopia, an organisation devoted to creating a […]

First Nations Culture At The Australian Museum

This January, the Australian Museum is offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to reflect and connect with First Nations cultures through a series of special events, alongside the award-winning First Nations led exhibition, Unsettled.  Throughout January visitors to the museum will be able to take in free First Nations film screenings on January 26, guided tours of […]

Discover the history of Taronga Zoo in ‘How To Move A Zoo’

There is a little-known history about Sydney, when in 1916, the zoo at Moore Park was moved to Taronga. Animal by animal, strategy by strategy, they were transported through the streets of Sydney and across the harbour, decades before the construction of the Harbour Bridge. It was a pretty wild operation, and attracted an excited […]

Naked City: The Museum of Old and Nasty Artefacts

  They were largely the innocent playthings and ephemera of our youth, loved at the time but these days either banned, shunned, or banished to a dusty box at the back of the garage. For all intents and purposes they are ‘gone’ but definitely not ‘forgotten’. Hobart has its remarkable Museum Of Old And New […]

T2 building: dykes or bikes?

Four years after purchasing the site, the City of Sydney has endorsed a plan to turn the old T2 building at Taylor Square into a bike hub. The building at 1-5 Flinders Street formerly housed a 24-hour nightclub, which was shut down by council in 2008. Since then, the building has seen some temporary use […]