Parade Grounds - Dust storm - 23 September 2009

Remember this? On 23 September 2009 Sydneysiders woke to an eerie rich red light coming through their curtains.

A massive dust storm had blanketed Sydney, whipped up by westerly winds which carried red dust from the western areas of New South Wales and northern South Australia. You can read more about it here.

Centennial Park was an amazing sight that morning:

CP Dining - Dust Storm - 23 September 2009

CP Dining during the dust storm – 23 September 2009

Trees - Dust Storm - 23 September 2009

Looking through trees in Centennial Park during the dust storm – 23 September 2009

Grass tree - Dust Storm - 23 September 2009

Looking past a Grass Tree during the dust storm – 23 September 2009


This red dust storm was recent history – but we have 125 years of history in one book. You can buy Centennial Park – A History straight from us, or at your favourite bookshop.


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