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Sydney Harbour Bridge – Happy Birthday Podcast

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

This year marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In this episode I reminisce on some 50th anniversary celebrations and discuss Dr Frank Cash, who took thousands of photographs during the Bridge’s construction. I consider the changes to North Sydney resulting from the building of the Bridge and later the Warringah Expressway. North Sydney was the suburb where I lived as a child. Two songs, one a birthday song, are included in this episode. You can see more images here.

Boyd’s Tower at Twofold Bay – podcast

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Here’s the very first podcast from what I am calling Open Your Eyes to Australia. It tells a little of the history of Boyd’s Tower at Twofold Bay on the far south coast of New South Wales. Listen to the tower’s story through the lives of two people associated with it – Ben Boyd, its builder, and Peter Lia, a young whaler who lost his life chasing a whale.

I was there in mid September and thought the ambience inside the tower sounded so interesting that I had to try it. You will hear me testing the acoustics with my minidisc. I also took lots of images, and a few appear below.

The featured song is Boyd’s Tower. You can learn more about the podcast and subscribe to it here.