'70s Annandale: A Short Walk the cover

The cover colour and illustration is by Santiago Diaz. More pictures here https://www.instagram.com/santiagodiaz3411/


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... 


https://shelternsw.org.au/

References 

  1. Pg30, Champions of Change, https://shelternsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/champions_of_change_ebook.pdf, viewed 31 July 2023
  2. Pg 56/7/8, Champions of Change, https://shelternsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/champions_of_change_ebook.pdf, viewed 31 July 2023

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