Millers Point is an isolated community. It has been this way since the 1820s when it was home to the Colony’s maritime trade. Throughout the nineteenth century it developed into a lively and chaotic collection of wharves, ship building, repair and maintenance shops, warehouses and bond stores. Millers Point was home to the working harbour and to traders, sailors, wharf owners, waterside workers and their families. Read more about the history of this area in the introduction or see Millers Point in…
The windmills of Millers Point and the rocky outcrops of The Rocks were the landmarks after which these suburbs were named. Streets such as Hart Street and Princes Street are long gone, but others like Windmill and Lower Fort Streets survive, and some like High Street were created as the landscape was reshaped early last century.
Prior to the Displacement that began in 2014, many familes had lived for generations in Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks. Read their stories in THE PEOPLE.
The SIRIUS section records the story of a remarkable building and its residents, a story of survival against the odds and the final piece in a campaign to save a community in Millers Point.
Sirius was built following the 1970s Green Bans, built for the residents of The Rocks and Millers Point, and recommended for by the Heritage Council for State Heritage Listing. In 2016, the government refused the Heritage Listing for Sirius, a Green Ban was placed on it, and the government renewed its efforts to force out its remaining tenants.
The Save Our Sirius Foundation campaigns to save Sirius, the apartments built for the community that saved The Rocks from demolition in the 1970s. Its website launched in 2016, followed soon after by social media pages and then the Sirius book in late 2017.
- the book: Sirius (ISBN 9780980834758)
- the website: www.saveoursirius.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/saveoursirius
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/saveoursirius
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaveOurSirius
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