The phrase: “Everything old is new again” came to mind when a reminder from the past was recently uncovered at Moore Park. We tracked down the story.
Recent underground works in Moore Park had a welcome find…
But, what is it?
Tracks. Tram tracks, to be more precise.
These are old sections of the extensive tram system that used to run down Moore Park, and service the Royal Easter Show and adjacent sports grounds.
You may not realise…
Many people may not realise that Sydney had one of the largest tram networks in the world – in fact, only London had a larger network in all the Commonwealth countries!
City and eastern network
While we look forward to the introduction of a light rail system in the city and south-east over the next five years, here is a map of what the tram network in the city and eastern suburbs looked like in its heyday…
Don’t just read about it, see it!
This great Seven News Flashback segment gives a sense of the tram network across Sydney:
Everything old is new again?
Love stories – here’s two ways you can learn more stories about Centennial Park:
- Download our free Centennial Park History Walk app
- Buy the official book, Centennial Park – A History
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 […]
Did you know that on 7 February every year a small celebration is held in Centennial Park? There are only three such celebrations held on that day around the world. Curious about what is being celebrated?
Work is underway to return one of NSW’s earliest war memorials and landmarks, the ANZAC Obelisk, to its home in Moore Park.
After undergoing conservation work and a recent refurbishment the Obelisk will be reinstated to a new permanent home in Moore Park East.
Toll roads in Sydney are not a modern day concept! Read about the Moore Park Toll House.
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