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Robyn Kemmis

‘Lord Mayor, a resident has brought to attention a sad analogy. There is a painting by George Raper in the National Library of Australia called The Melancholy Loss of HMS Sirius off Norfolk Island March 19, 1790. ‘The HMS Sirius was the First Fleet vessel under the command of Captain Arthur Philip. Sirius, the building […]

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Farewell Darling House

On 25 February the NSW Government will auction Darling House, the Millers Point community’s aged care home. “The Rocks Cottage Type Hospital” (later Darling House) was the first major project of the newly formed Millers Point Resident Action Group in 1975. After much community effort a lease was signed with the State for the current […]

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Forced Out

Forced Out is an intimate character-driven documentary that gets to the heart of the people most affected by the State Government’s decision to sell the public housing in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks. Filmed over two years, this film goes behind the headlines and addresses the economic, societal and historical consequences, as well […]

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Celebrating the Sea and Millers Point

  The maritime history of Millers Point was exhibited recently in several shipping containers at the Cutaway underneath Barangaroo Reserve. These are a few images from the exhibition which showed that unbroken history in Millers Point that runs from the early settlers, merchants and maritime workers to the people who still call Millers Point home. The exhibition […]

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The Point is… a review

The Point is… an exhibition celebrating the Millers Point community and the campaign to save residents from ‘Relocation’, reviewed by John Dunn and Margaret Bishop. Works link to larger images and artists’ biographies by Cara Martinez. The letter handed to each resident on 19 March 2014 titled “Moving to a New Home” came without warning and was devastating for many residents, […]

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