Monday, 1 December 2014

1961: Anthony Hordern's Shopping Centre

This week, I share with you two newspaper advertisements to promote the opening of the Anthony Horderns' Shopping Centre in Central Sydney from December 1961.

It was boasting to be the first "drive-in" shopping centre in Sydney's CBD which had parking levels within the existing structure. Shoppers had 100 shops to choose from.

This was done in response to the opening of "drive-in" shopping centres that were already open in Sydney e.g. Top Ryde or were in the planning stages.

By the end of the decade, there would be no more Anthony Horderns at Brickfield Hill. However, some small shops were allowed to trade until the 1980s when it was pulled down for the World Square development.


Anthony Horderns. 1961 "Anthony Horderns' New Drive-In City Shopping Centre (Advertisement)." The Daily Telegraph, December 6: 29.

Anthony Horderns. 1961 "Opens today at 12 noon (Advertisement)." The Daily Telegraph, December 6: 24. 

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