Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby TimW » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:18 pm

Got this sent to me in an email thought i would share it.Tim

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/interv ... outhwales/
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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby zozza » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:45 pm

That's a keeper Tim, Awesome :D

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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby gururug » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:47 pm

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
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Postby Ozkaban » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:49 pm

Thanks for posting. Great looking through the photos. Cowan loks exactly the same :-D

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Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby Dirk.s » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:54 pm

Very interesting to see. I grew up in Melbourne and only moved to Sydney in 1988. I wasn't aware that there were so many trams around in those days. What a loss for the transport system that they removed them all! (and now have to pay big $ to put new ones in!)
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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby longshanks » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:01 pm

Dirk.s wrote:I wasn't aware that there were so many trams around in those days. What a loss for the transport system that they removed them all!


The Sydney tram network was huge..in fact at one stage it was bigger than Melbournes. As you say, it was ripped up as the government of the day thought that the trams were getting in the way of all the cars starting to clog the roads. It was heavily patronised and such as a loss..as you can see, Sydneys public transport is so much better for that decision. :evil: :evil:

If you have any interest in reading about the extent of the old network, the wikipedia page is a pretty good start.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trams_in_Sydney

+1 for a treasure trove of older photos.
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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby g-boaf » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:08 pm

Amazing photos - such a shame the trams were lost.
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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby DaveOZ » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:27 pm

Thanks for the link Tim. I have watched Sydney change dramatically in my lifetime. I still have vivid memories of Mum taking me there when I was a boy in the 60s-70s. I worked there as an Architect from 85-2000. Now I visit the place with my kids as a tourist and I love the place.
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Postby philip » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:29 pm

What I found most amazing is that there are actually people at waverton station
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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby SmellyTofu » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanks for the link.

Edit: 3025 photos! Wow! Store them on your drive before it goes offline
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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby cp123 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:58 pm

they look great. As an aside, I was up in the wee small hours one weekend and flicked on the tv and and saw an episode of Skippy. Tragic I know - anyway, Sonny had won a trip to luna park and so big brother mark drove him there. Now I haven't been to sydney in years but i can tell you last time i looked it looked way more developed than the street scene in the Skippy episode ala 1969 or so and it was very interesting to see the changes.

I love old photos like you've shown. well done
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Re: Interesting Photos of Sydney in the 50's and 60's

Postby Uncle Just » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:42 am

A tram spotters delight!

...You don't what you've got 'til it's gone.... :(
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