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What is heritage in Millers Point?

The NSW Government is saying its properties in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks are no longer suitable for public housing. Not even the Sirius building completed in 1980 is suitable, and the government wants it demolished. But this is not the only heritage in the area that is under threat, as Shirley Fitzgerald explains. On […]

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Termites’ million-dollar feast

Recently the government auctioned a grand 1830s Georgian house in Argyle Place that had been used for public housing until recently. This was one of the Millers Point mansions the community has been calling on the government to sell: it is too valuable to keep and the government has shown it is unable to look after these important heritage […]

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The Workers Flats of Millers Point

At the beginning of the 20th century the government compulsorily acquired all private wharves, homes and commercial properties in the Rocks, Dawes Point and Millers Point. Modern and efficient wharves with dual level access were built. Nearly all of Millers Point west of Kent Street was demolished and whole streets disappeared as roadways to service the new […]

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Spring Picnic Photos

December 2015: This page is being maintained as a record of the Millers Point Spring Picnic of 2014 which was organised by a group that became the Friends of Millers Point. Below are photos taken through the day. The following links are stories about the Spring Picnic on this site and elsewhere. The first link is recommended… The Spring […]

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