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- A Sydney Anthology A unique take on Sydney history, profiling the city through art and literature.
- Batman and Me My feature documentary about an obsessive Batman collector.
- Dictionary of Sydney An invaluable research resource. Pretty sure I’m a contributor there now.
- Fab Sydney Flashbacks Sydney’s modern urban history traced through media. Recommended.
- Mirror Sydney It’s Vanessa Berry’s town, we’re just living in it.
- ShhSydney Finding beauty in the abandoned since ’13
- The Old Parramattan For those who want to experience Parramatta in the old, OLD days…
- Trove The NLA’s amazing archive of old print.
- VOSSSTRASSEDOTCOM A fascinating travelogue of post-war Berlin. Witty, educational, and damn thorough.
- Wayning Interests My other blog.
In the mid 1950’s, as an 11 year old my Grandmother used to take me to the Reading Rooms during my weekends spent with her. My memory is of entering what seemed to me then, a very large room, polished timber fittings and furniture and lots of books on shelves. While she read with an intense look of concentration on her face I sat quietly waiting. Waiting patiently day dreaming about the promised visit to either the picture theatre in Spit Junction or a visit to the Library which was then housed in the beautiful building on Military Road, a Tea Room I now believe.
1947-1951 Miss Curgenven staffed the Christian Science Reading Room. Our family rented from her half of a semi-detached house at 66 Glover Street Cremorne. Miss Curgenven would go to the Reading Room 6 days a week, a very dedicated lady indeed.