We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalising content and advertising. To learn more, check out our Privacy Policy


by jraffan
posted 12/12/2016

Needs versus Wants: the emergence and development of shopping in Sydney

snip20161211_14 Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan interviews Margot Riley, curator at the State Library, on research undertaken on the emergence and development in Sydney of the phenomenon of shopping.

Needs versus wants?

Hear about the trade in goods from the early days of the colony, through the boom associated with the gold rush, and on to contemporary times, where the destination has become a significant attraction in and of itself.


Interview I

Interview II

Margot Riley’s research was undertaken for a 2011 exhibition – archived here: On Sale! Shops & Shopping