New articles added to Dictionary of Sydney

Over 40 new articles covering topics as from the use of stained glass in Sydney, to the history of the city's New Year's Eve celebrations, and tug boats on Sydney Harbour, have been added to the Dictionary of Sydney.

The Dictionary of Sydney is a joint initiative of the City of Sydney and the University of Sydney providing an online guide to Sydney's rich and diverse history. It was established with the help of the Federal government and receives support from leading cultural and educational institutions.

Launched in 2010, the Dictionary has over 640 articles and over 2,300 images, video and audio clips. In 2011 the Dictionary also established a presence on Twitter and Facebook. Other new articles include information about Sydney's Greek and American communities and biographies of Sydney composers, musicians, performers and Mayors.

Aboriginal Sydney is represented with new articles about Aboriginal life around Port Jackson after 1822, Aboriginal Rugby League and a biography of John Bungaree, a young man who excelled in handwriting, geography, arithmetic and drawing maps from memory.

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