'Which of these is more the icon? Kookaburra or Hills Hoist clothesline? An essential piece of Australian backyard material culture and Australian back yard wildlife!

Happy Birthday to Anna Pavlova! (born on February Anna Pavlova on board ship, Australian tour, 1929 / unknown photographer

1989 Newcastle earthquake - most devastating in Australia's history

1989 Newcastle earthquake - most devastating in Australia's history

The Royal Arcade, Sydney, ran from George Street near the markets, through to Pitt Street, near the School of Arts. Over 90 metres long, it was well lit, with a lofty celestory and gas lamps. There were 31 shops on the ground floor, 36 offices on the first floor and a photographic studio above them at the George Street end. Of Sydney’s five Victorian arcades, only the Strand survived twentieth century development, the Royal disappearing beneath the Hilton Hotel in the mid 1970s.

The Royal Arcade, Sydney, ran from George Street near the markets, through to Pitt Street, near the School of Arts. Over 90 metres long, it was well lit, with a lofty celestory and gas lamps. There were 31 shops on the ground floor, 36 offices on the first floor and a photographic studio above them at the George Street end. Of Sydney’s five Victorian arcades, only the Strand survived twentieth century development, the Royal disappearing beneath the Hilton Hotel in the mid 1970s.

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