Category Archives: Sydneysiders

Sydneysider: Margaret Olley

‘He did ask me to pose naked, and I thought “will I or won’t I?” and I thought … no.’ What kind of octogenarian Sydneysider says that so casually? Marvellous Margaret Olley. She had just been talking about Ben Quilty, … Continue reading

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Sydneysider: Jess Scully

    The ravishing Jess Scully on a Tuesday morning. Vladimir greedily took a photo (because I forced him to. Thanks, comrade) About: Jess Scully is a spunky Sydneysider. However, this year she is also an ambassador for the Sydney Open, which is … Continue reading

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Lara Bingle: an untapped resource

Lara Bingers must be a national treasure: Tourism Australia chose her to be the face of our bloody nation, surely that has to count for something? (?) But like many of our national goodies, Bingle is being managed ineffectively. Compared … Continue reading

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Guerilla Gardening in Sydney

Digging in the garden. At midnight. Not normal, you say? For some gardeners, it is a must. Little may you know that areas of Sydney city are being transformed by a secret society of gardeners, who illegally garden on land throughout … Continue reading

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Camden

Camden is a new Sydney band not to be outdone by flip flops and v-necked t-shirts. In fact, they’re a very swish bunch, often found arguing over who gets to wear which clothes and with a penchant for mother’s socks. … Continue reading

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A humble Sydneysider: Prince Michael Andreevich of Russia

In 2008, Saint James Church in Sydney’s CBD had a visiting choir from Russia (the Danilov Monastery Choir of Moscow). On the night of their performance, there were a lot of people in the crowd. One man around eighty years of age sat down … Continue reading

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Ezekiel Morgan: The Dark Horse

Ezekiel Morgan, boy did I misjudge him! He’s quite charming; a blond-hair, blue-eyed artist. I thought ‘gee, he looks like a great guy’. But I wondered if that would all change with a bit of free wine. Red and white was on … Continue reading

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Sydneysider: John Harris

A good surgeon: what’s not to like? After a decade of work for the Royal Navy in East Indian Waters, John Harris became surgeon for the military forces of New South Wales. The year was 1803, and life in Sydney … Continue reading

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Kristina Kineally, Barry O’Farrell and the quest for Sydney’s mojo

Barry O’Farrell & Kristina Kineally, Channel 7 debate, 14th of March. Lovely quarrelling. In Martin Place, bitterness (not love) was in the air. But I wish Kristina would call Barry ‘Bazza’ (even tauntingly), at least once. Question [from audience]: “How can the … Continue reading

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Sydneysider: Adriano Rosselli

Sydneysiderblog has lost its virginity. Interview virginity, that is, so keep your hat on. However, you are welcome to feel a bit … antsy. It was a summery Friday night. A gentle breeze was blowing, the wine was flowing … … Continue reading

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