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
Visitors to Centennial Parklands are easily impressed by its surface beauty, filled with green vistas and water features teeming with native and exotic wildlife. Scratch beneath the surface though, and you will find a whole new layer of historical significance to explore. You might be surprised to learn that Centennial Parklands is in fact, rich […]
In 2017, the 100 year old ANZAC Obelisk was refurbished and reinstated to its permanent home in Moore Park East. The Obelisk is an important reminder of the Great War and honours the departure of soldiers from the nearby barracks in Kensington. Now, the historic monument will be included in the national Centenary Projects.
In celebration of the Share the Park campaign that launched last week, we decided to do some digging into our historical records and learn more about the history of cycling in Australia. As an efficient, healthy and environmentally-friendly alternative to travel, more and more people are turning to cycling as a primary method of transport.
Did you know that on 7 February every year a small celebration is held in Centennial Park to celebrate Charles Dickens? This year, there is more to celebrate with the announcement that Sydney will play host to over hundred Dickensians and bibliophiles. After winning the coveted bid to hold the International Dickens Fellowship Conference, now […]
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