Sydney's Century

Sydney's Century

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In this lively portrait of Sydney's development, Peter Spearritt traces a century in the life of the city - from the celebrations of the Federation of Australia in 1901 to the 2000 Olympic Games. He describes the extra-ordinary growth of the city and its sprawling suburbs, and the transition from a port and a manufacturing center to an international financial hub.a#39;Real Estatera#39;, writing in Australia magazine in July 1924, asked: a#39;What is it that drives many along the road of home buying? ... architects with the a#39;requisite qualificationsa#39;.4 Plebeian builders and owner-builders were the bane of the architects.

Title:Sydney's Century
Author:Peter Spearritt
Publisher:UNSW Press - 2000


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