Within the boundaries of the City of Sydney exist old, new and evolving sets of ideas: religious, secular, ideological and ethical. These creeds and convictions are represented by an extraordinary range of organisations and individuals. This collection of interviews focuses on the history of these organisations in Sydney: their origins, purpose and communities. It reflects the cultural, religious and philosophical diversity that underpins the urban history of Sydney.
A Birpai / Worrimi man's deployment to Rwanda in the mid-90's.
A Gamileroi / Wonnorua woman talks about her father and WW2
The RAAF, Vietnam and ANZAC Day. A Gumbaynggirr man's journey.
Lisa Jackson Pulver
A Wiradjuri woman and her ongoing commitment to military life.
Rising through the ranks. Life in the Australian military.
Aunty Jenny talks about her family's service during WW2.
Pastor Ray. Striving to recognise an Indigenous contribution.
Wiradjuri woman, RAACA member and the meaning of ANZAC Day.
Wiradjuri man. Vietnam conscript to Olympic athlete.
The growing significance of ANZAC Day. A Wiradjuri man's story.
A Bundjalung man talks about life and camaraderie in the forces.
Wiradjuri and war. Indigenous inequality and racism.
RSL member, Vietnam vet and the Battle of Long Tan.
Warrant Officer First Class. Life, family, community and belief.
One man's life in the RAAF as a 'Coloured Digger'.
The Mission to Seafarers long history in central Sydney.
From lawyer to monk, one man's Hare Krishna journey.
Henry George and the Association for Good Government.
Norma and John Blackwood
A couple's association with the Anthroposophical Society.
Christian faith and the Metropolitan Community Church.
Remembering Father Ted of the Redfern Aboriginal community.
The activist. One woman's passion for peace .
Jenny Madeline and Jackie Perkins
A personal history. The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Childhood, life and joining The Australian Communist Party.
Jesus Cares. The organisation's early days.
President of Theosophical Society in Sydney
Saved from the wrecking ball. Sydney's Pitt St Uniting Church.
A childhood in a communist household in 1940's inner Sydney.