A HISTORY BUFF’S SYDNEY HOTEL

A HISTORY BUFF'S SYDNEY HOTEL

My favourite place to stay in the city is the Sydney Hotel QVB on York Street, directly opposite the Queen Victoria Building. While it is no fancy five star hotel, for someone who appreciates and writes about history as I do, it’s pretty well perfect. For the

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REDISCOVERING HISTORIC SYDNEY

REDISCOVERING  HISTORIC SYDNEY

I spend most my life buried away in the Blue Mountains…and I don’t even eat gum leaves!  However,  Pauline Conolly, (my guardian and employer) took me on a little tour of Sydney recently.  She wrote a story about it, but I had to cross out  lots of

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Queen Victoria – statues, strife and scandals!

Queen Victoria - statues, strife and scandals!

A  ROYAL REPLICA Early last century John Norton, firebrand editor of Sydney’s Truth newspaper, described Queen Victoria rather unkindly as; ‘..the podgy figured, sulky faced little German woman whose ugly statue at the top of King Street sagaciously keeps one eye on the Mint while with the

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