Our City

Locals share memories of Sydney’s distinct neighbourhoods.


Religious, secular, ideological, ethical: the many stripes of conviction in Sydney.

Shared Terrain

Is there another city where nature impinges so insistently on the lives and spaces of its citizens?

Art and Culture

Sydney artists reflect on their practise, the role of art in an urban setting and issues affecting the cultural life of the city.


From caves and bark huts to slums, dormitories, mansions and flats, dwellings in Sydney reveal untold social and economic forces.

Open All Hours

Inside perspectives on the rich range of occupations, industrial and craft-based manufacture, small business and retailing which have materially shaped Sydney.


Sydney Festival Collection / City of Sydney Archives   


Discover a growing collection of digital stories, articles, essays, audio features and slide shows which draw upon and showcase oral history in Sydney.