Opening day at Roselands, 1965. Australian Women’s Weekly, 27 October 1965

Opening day at Roselands, Australian Women’s Weekly, 27 October Roselands was a shopping mecca, the first mall in Sydney. Today it has lost it's lustre a little, but has an interesting view of the Blue Mountains from the car park.

You could ride the "Red Rattler" train within the Sydney metropolitan area on a 10 cent excursion ticket all day.

You could ride the "Red Rattler" train within the Sydney metropolitan area on a 10 cent excursion ticket all day.

Roselands - largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere back in 1964! Check out Grace Bros in the photo.

Roselands - largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere back in Check out Grace Bros in the photo.

Hurstville Railway Station showing alteration to the station building for the shopping complex. Dated: June 1958 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a0140001086 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

Hurstville Railway Station showing alteration to the station building for the shopping complex. Dated: June 1958 Digital ID: Rights: www.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

'Sydney Morning Herald' liftout, promoting Roselands Shopping Centre. The Centre was the third fully enclosed shopping precinct in Australia, and was opened in October 1965. Roselands was built on the site of a golf course; it boasted a large Grace Bros Department Store (now Myer), a single movie cinema, an indoor rainfall water feature, tennis courts and the first food court in Australia ('Four Corners', demolished in 2000 and remade as the 'Raindrop Food Court' in December 2000)

'Sydney Morning Herald' liftout, promoting Roselands Shopping Centre. The Centre was the third fully enclosed shopping precinct in Australia, and was opened in October 1965. Roselands was built on the site of a golf course; it boasted a large Grace Bros Department Store (now Myer), a single movie cinema, an indoor rainfall water feature, tennis courts and the first food court in Australia ('Four Corners', demolished in 2000 and remade as the 'Raindrop Food Court' in December 2000)

Illustration of the interior of the brand-new Roselands Shopping Centre, created at the cost of 6 million pounds [1965]

Illustration of the interior of the brand-new Roselands Shopping Centre, created at the cost of 6 million pounds

The Hurstville Fire Station building has stood at MacMahon Street, Hurstville since it was constructed for the Board of Fire Commissioners in 1912. Fire services were relocated in 1993, however, the building has been preserved as a home to a number of professional businesses. ‪#‎publicmade‬ ‪#‎StGeorgeStories‬ Image: Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery collection

The Hurstville Fire Station building has stood at MacMahon Street, Hurstville since it was constructed for the Board of Fire Commissioners in 1912. Fire services were relocated in 1993, however, the building has been preserved as a home to a number of professional businesses. ‪#‎publicmade‬ ‪#‎StGeorgeStories‬ Image: Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery collection

Positioned prominently on the corner of Penshurst Street and Forest Road, Penshurst is the grand St Joseph’s Convent, formerly known as Rostrov. The building was built by local politician and builder John Sproule in 1885-6 and was ultimately sold to the Catholic Church in 1935 as a home for the nuns of St Declan’s Church. #publicmade #StGeorgeStories Image: Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery collection.

Positioned prominently on the corner of Penshurst Street and Forest Road, Penshurst is the grand St Joseph’s Convent, formerly known as Rostrov. The building was built by local politician and builder John Sproule in 1885-6 and was ultimately sold to the Catholic Church in 1935 as a home for the nuns of St Declan’s Church. #publicmade #StGeorgeStories Image: Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery collection.


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