Topics of Interest

This is a curated list of blog entries organised into categories. Given the growth of the site, this is currently in the process of being broken up into separate pages. Smaller categories will remain on this page. Check in regularly for updates.

Categories with separate webpages
Architecture, Public Buildings & Spaces
Visions and Never Built's
Shopping Centres & Retail

Major Events 

The Beatles visit Sydney (1964)
Introduction of Decimal Currency (1966)
Arrival of the 747 in Sydney (1970)
First City to Surf race (1971)
Concorde Visits Sydney (1972)
Eastern Suburbs Railway Line Opens (1979)
Australian Made Concert (1987) - Cronulla hosted a major concert combining the best musical talent from around the nation.
Bicentenary Celebrations on Australia Day, 1988
President George Bush (United States) in Sydney for New Years Eve (1991)
How Sydney won the Olympic Games (1993) - Newspaper feature article published in The Daily Telegraph Mirror.
Opening of Star City (1997)

Other Urban matters

Residential development in the southern CBD (1965)
Sylvania Waters aerial (1964) - Construction of the Sylvania Waters estate as seen from the air.
Overdevelopment of Harbour foreshores (1966)
Epping Council (1966) - Epping residents wanted their own council in 1966.
Kareela is gazetted as a suburb (1967)
Collaroy Apartment blocks in danger of collapse (1967) - Recommended for school students undertaking studies in coastal management in Geography.
Demolition of historic city buildings (1973)
Homes threatened by erosion at Bilgola Beach (1974) - Events were similar to those at Collaroy in 2016.
Australia's Wonderland Preview Feature (1985) - Theme park fans will enjoy this one.
Tom Ugly's Bridge demolition rumours (1987) - The new Georges River Bridge to carry southbound traffic on the Princes Highway sparked rumours that the original 1929 bridge was set to be demolished.
Sydney Eyesores as seen by Ron Casey (1991) - Some on Facebook felt that Ron Casey is an eyesore himself when shared in 2015.
The Pioneers of Pyrmont (2000) - Urban Renewal on the Pyrmont Peninsula as covered by The Daily Telegraph.
Demolition of the (1928) Brighton Baths - An article on the demolition of the Baths at Brighton-Le-Sands motivated me to find out why.

General News Items

Channel Nine (TCN9) commences transmission (1956) - First Television network to begin broadcasting in Australia.
Channel Seven (ATN7) commences transmission (1956)
Channel Ten commences transmission (1965)
The demise of the Manly Ocean Pool (1974)
Shark Attack Risk in Botany Bay (1986)
Beach Pollution (1989)
The Daily Telegraph Mirror (1990)- Sydney's first 24 hour newspaper. It reverted to The Daily Telegraph on January 2, 1996.


Natural Gas (1983) - Imagine Blizzard conditions in Sydney and they did it well.
Australia's Wonderland Daypass (1986)
Airport Express (1991)
AV Jennings Display Centre TV Advertisement (1991)
Sydney Bitter (1992) - A failed attempt by Hahn to brew a locally made beer for Sydneysiders. 

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