Friday, August 25, 2023

'70s Annandale: A Short Walk the cover

The cover colour and illustration is by Santiago Diaz. More pictures here

The Building is Ningana in Annandale.

In 1978 a SMH article revealed that a 53 room fully furnished three story building had stood empty for 7 years. The building was completed in 1971 and intended to house 'ten pound POMs' squatters moved in to stop a selloff by the State Minister. The Commonwealth maintained it still had part ownership muddying the waters for the sale.

Shelter and Leichhardt Council ran a survey, of local residents, to demonstrate the need for local housing. They then backed a Coop model with the Council nominating two directors...


  1. Pg30, Champions of Change,, viewed 31 July 2023
  2. Pg 56/7/8, Champions of Change,, viewed 31 July 2023

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