The venue for the Sydney concerts in 1965 was the old Sydney Stadium at Rushcutters Bay, just down the road from Sydney's notorious King's Cross Area.

The venue for the Sydney Rock and Roll Concerts in was the old Sydney Stadium at Rushcutters Bay, just down the Road from Sydney's notorious King's Cross Area.

Rushcutters Bay - The old Sydney Stadium The Sydney Stadium was built in 1908 and was demolished in 1970 to make way for the construction of the Eastern Suburbs railway.

Sydney Stadium on corner of New South Head Road and Neild Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, NSW Australia (opened Photo taken

White City Amusement Park in Rushcutters Bay.Built in 1913 and destroyed by fire in 1917.In 1922 the White City Tennis venue was built on the site.Photo from National Library of Australia.A♥W

White City Amusement Park in Rushcutters Bay.Built in 1913 and destroyed by fire in 1922 the White City Tennis venue was built on the site.Photo from National Library of Australia.

The Sydney Stadium was built in 1908 as a stage in the middle of a paddock, and was intended to be used to stage boxing and wrestling matches. The first match, between Tommy Burns and Jim Johnson attracted over 200,000 fans. It took them a few years to even put a roof over it. In the early '50s it started to attract popular singing groups under the auspices of the promotor Lee Gordon: Buddy Holly, Bobby Rydell, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and The Beatles.

The venue for the Sydney Rock and Roll Concerts in was the old Sydney Stadium at Rushcutters Bay, just down the Road from Sydney's notorious King's Cross Area.

The Sydney Stadium was built in 1908 as a stage in the middle of a paddock, and was intended to be used to stage boxing and wrestling matches. The first match, between Tommy Burns and Jim Johnson attracted over 200,000 fans. It took them a few years to even put a roof over it. In the early '50s it started to attract popular singing groups under the auspices of the promotor Lee Gordon: Buddy Holly, Bobby Rydell, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and The Beatles.

The venue for the Sydney Rock and Roll Concerts in was the old Sydney Stadium at Rushcutters Bay, just down the Road from Sydney's notorious King's Cross Area.

A mammoth crowd assembled at the Sydney Stadium, Rushcutters Bay, on 26 December 1908. This is the famous 'Boxing Day battle' between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson for the world's heavyweight championship. African American Jack Johnson overcame the odds and defeated Burns after 14 rounds. Photograph by Charles Kerry. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=442922

Burns-Johnson boxing contest, December 1908 / photographed by Charles Kerry

tennis at White City, 1937

tennis at White City, 1937


More ideas
Pinterest
Search