A little while ago we were part of a SMH Online video project looking at Sydney’s best public parks. The following is the great episode on Centennial Park.
- video via smh.com.au
Here’s the full SMH Online story.
Interested in knowing more?
The history of Centennial Park is incredible. A story of struggle, politics, drought, determination, intrigue, near ruin and then a phoenix-like rise to become one of the world’s best urban parks.
It’s all told in our new book: “The People’s Park: Centennial Park – A History”.
A 192-page beautifully-presented book with some of the most stunning Park images you’ve seen is now available to purchase from:
- Direct from the Parklands Office or Visitor Information Counter in Centennial Park
- Download and email the Order Form (if you want the book mailed out to you there will be an additional postage fee)
From next year you may see this book in your favourite bookshop, but this year you can only get your copy from us direct!
Over the years, Centennial Parklands has been home to some of the most spectacular events in Sydney’s short history. From hosting the ceremony to celebrate Federation in 1901, to some of the most nail biting sporting events (such as at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games), the Parklands has been home to some wonderful celebrations. Over […]
The land on which Centennial Parklands is constructed does have a rich Aboriginal cultural heritage, so for this NAIDOC Week (2-9 July 2017), we are taking some time to acknowledge the site’s traditional custodians. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and with ‘NAIDOC Week’ week, members of all kinds of Australian communities are encouraged to come together to celebrate Aboriginal […]
On the 1 September 2016, last year, the Reserve Bank of Australia unveiled an exciting new look $5 note. Like most, we were hugely impressed with the tactile features to make the note more accessible for blind and vision-impaired people. We also couldn’t help but be a little excited to learn that there is a distinctive link between […]
Wednesday 15 March 2017 marked 100 years since a small gathering met at the junction of Moore Park Road and the newly named Anzac Parade, to witness the unveiling of the ANZAC Obelisk. An important war memorial, the ANZAC Obelisk remembers those who served from New South Wales during the Great War. For 81 years […]
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