S.O.S. Save Our Sirius

The SOS Save Our Sirius Foundation met recently in the Phillip Room inside Sirius and Craig Hayman took the opportunity to photograph the building, its residents and those campaigning to save it. Click on each photo to see it enlarged. Click here for a recent update on Sirius with links to other stories about Sirius.

Sirius stands between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge and it is the only high-rise building in this area. It stands as a monument to the 1970s Green Bans as well as being home to many who were displaced by The Rocks redevelopment at the time of its construction.

When construction was complete, Cherie moved to Sirius with her mother in 1980.

SOS Sirius Foundation meeting in the Phillip Room. From right: Yasmina, Shaun, Ruby, Margaret and John.

Architect Theo (Tao) Gofers and residents with Penny Rosier’s UROs (Unidentified Running Objects) which have adorned the foyer for forty years.

Myra’s SOS lights have been turned on every night since November 2014.


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8 Responses to S.O.S. Save Our Sirius

  1. John McInerney 9 May 2016 at 10:40 am #

    Congratulations Craig

    You’ve captured the mood of the building and the mood of the group trying to save it, and its social purpose.

    Whichever way this fight goes your photos will be a lasting testament.

    But let’s be optimistic !

    • JohnD 9 May 2016 at 10:52 am #

      Many long-term residents of Millers Point have called on the government to move them to Sirius so their historic 19th-century homes could be sold, and even some of the more valuable apartments in Sirius could be sold. It could be a wonderful mixed community. Mike Baird and Brad Hazzard could still be remembered as the ones who found the middle way for Millers Point, selling most of the properties but saving the community and its extraordinary history, from the earliest maritime trading to the Green Bans which saved the Rocks and the community forty years ago.

    • Michelle 10 August 2016 at 2:59 pm #

      Wonderful photos capturing the mystery of Sirius.

    • Kiwi 11 August 2016 at 3:14 pm #

      Agree. I love the photograph of the cat.

  2. Kiwi 9 August 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Great photographs capturing the mood of Sirius.

  3. Margaret 3 February 2017 at 10:00 am #

    Amazing photographs especially the ones taken at night which captures the mood and atmosphere and the mystery of this iconic building. I always come and visit the building when I visit Sydney from New Zealand.


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