Monday, 27 April 2020

MILESTONE: Sydney Airport International Terminal Turns 50 (1970) - Newspaper Supplements

Last week, I presented an entry on the opening of the International Terminal Building at Sydney Airport.

As promised, I would share scans from supplements published in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph. 

The Australian (May 1, 1970)





The Daily Telegraph (May 1, 1970)





Saturday, 25 April 2020

Property Advert of the Week: Sydney Park - Stage 4 First Release (1999)

Below is a 1999 newspaper advertisement for the first release of apartments in Stage 4 of the Sydney Park Village complex in Alexandria.


Sydney Park apartments ad september 25 1999 smh 23RE

Source: Charles & Stuart. 1999. "Sydney's New Living Quarter..." (Advertisement). The Sydney Morning Herald, September 25: 23RE (Real Estate Liftout). 

Monday, 20 April 2020

MILESTONE: Sydney Airport International Terminal Turns 50 (1970)


Sydney Airport's International Terminal in 1970.
Source: Anon. 1970. "Untitled" (Photograph). The Sydney Morning Herald, May 1: 2 (Air Traveller Feature). 

1970 was a big year for Sydney Airport. Not only did it welcome the "Queen of the Skies" - Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, it also opened a new international terminal complex. Before 1970, the international terminal was located where the Qantas Domestic Terminal (T3) stands today.

Plans were unveiled in 1965. Click here for my 2015 entry which provides further details. Several weeks ago, I posted clippings of one scheme which was to provide both domestic and international services in the one terminal and the eventual design of the terminal considered future domestic terminals at its northern and southern ends.

Above: A sketch of the International Terminal in 1970.
Source: Anon. 1970. "Untitled" (Sketch). The Sydney Morning Herald, May 1: 2 (Air Traveller Feature). 

Construction of the terminal cost $31 million, which was $11 million (5.5 million pounds) over the projected cost of 1965. According to the RBA Inflation Calculator, it would cost the equivalent of $365 000 000 in todays money.

Queen Elizabeth II opened the terminal on May 3, 1970.

To accommodate growth in passenger numbers and flights, major extensions to the terminal occurred in 1992 and 2000 with further upgrades in 2010 and 2016. Upgrades with Sydney Airport have become a normal way of life in recent years.

Other works have included the construction of a multi-level carpark, office block and hotel during the 2000's. In 2000, an underground railway station opened connecting the terminal with the City Circle, Airport and East Hills Railway Lines.

Initially, road access was only via Airport Drive, with a bridge built to link it with Marsh Street, Arncliffe and the Princes Highway in 1972.

Facts of Interest

  • Contained 400 000 square feet or 37 000 square metres of space.
  • Construction of the terminal took six years (three years of site preparation and a further three years for construction).
  • International Restaurant with seating for 200 people plus bars and lounges.
  • Parking for 2500 cars. Parking cost 20 cents per hour up to a maximum of $2 per day. 
  • Fifteen airlines used the terminal in 1970 and could process 14 000 people per hour. Around 70 000 (Needs verification) can be processed per hour in 2020.
  • Shops included a newsagent, duty free store and gift shops. 
Below is a cross section of the terminal as featured in The Sydney Morning Herald. Can you spot the similarities and changes to that of 2020? Unfortunately, there is no longer a public observation deck to enjoy the planes taking off and landing. 



Source: Anon. 1970. "Untitled" (Sketch). The Sydney Morning Herald, May 1: 2 (Air Traveller Feature). 

Next week, I will share newspaper supplements from The Australian and The Daily Telegraph. 

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Property Advert of the Week: Lakeside Estate, Lansvale (1971)

Below is a 1971 newspaper advertisement for the sale of land of at the Lakeside Estate at Lansvale.


Lakeside Estate Lansvale Ad March 20 1971 daily telegraph 53

Source: Parkes (Sales) Pty. Ltd. 1971 "Exclusive Lakeside Estate: Lansvale" (Advertisement). The Daily Telegraph, March 20: 53. 

Monday, 13 April 2020

1997: When Century Tower had the highest apartments in town

Below is a 1997 feature from The Sydney Morning Herald (August 14 1997) to promote the completion of the 50 storey/183 metre tall Century Tower. At the time of completion, it was the tallest residential building in Australia and in the Southern Hemisphere.

It would hold this record until the completion of the 74 storey/230 metre World Tower at the Corner of Liverpool & George Streets' in 2004.





Thank You to Richard Braddish of Sydney City Council for providing further information.


Saturday, 11 April 2020

Property Advert of the Week: Gavin & Shallala (1960)

Below is a newspaper advertisement from Gavin & Shallala dating from 1960.


Source: Gavan & Shallala Pty. Ltd. 1960. "Luxury Full Size Family Home" (Advertisement). The Daily Mirror, June 3: 32.

Monday, 6 April 2020

1992: Coles commences 24 hour trading

The situation with COVID-19 has led to a relaxation of trading laws for supermarkets to allow for shoppers to purchase necessities for the home.

But Supermarkets have had the right to trade 24 hours for nearly three decades. Coles took the initiative in 1992 when their supermarkets at Lindfield and Ramsgate began offering 24 hour trading. It lasted for much of the 1990's. This was part of the deregulation of shopping hours, which benefited supermarkets more than other retailers. They could open early and trade late.

Busier supermarkets usually trade 6am-midnight each day of the week.

Below is an article from The Daily Telegraph Mirror in 1992.


Source: De Vine, B. 1992. "Shop, shop, shop 'til broad daylight". The Daily Telegraph Mirror, June 23: 3.



Saturday, 4 April 2020

Property Advert of the Week: Boronia, East Redfern (1995)

Below is an advertisement for the Boronia apartment complex in East Redfern dating from 1995.


Source: McDonald Industries. 1995. "Boronia" (Advertisement). The Sydney Morning Herald, April 8: 3.