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Sirius residents need their community

Only a handful of Sirius residents remain. For eighteen months a Relocation Team of twenty trained government officers has been pressuring them to leave the only community they know. They feel the threat of eviction hanging over them, and if they are evicted, for most it will be the end of their independent lives. From former neighbours […]

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This is Sirius

There have always been close bonds between the residents of Sirius. They have formed a strong and happy community. From the outset, Sirius has been one of the great success stories of public housing in New South Wales. How to account for this? For one thing, many of the original residents were firmly connected to the area before […]

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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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The Sirius Apartments

  The National Trust has listed the Sirius Apartments in the Rocks, noting their architectural and high social significance. Their entire social fabric is being taken apart as quickly as the Relocation Officers can move the residents out, and once it is empty, it is likely the building fabric will disappear just as quickly. The State […]

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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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