Coledale Beach Wopllongong. Looking south from the Mike Dwyer Reserve.
Michael Dwyer (1949 - 2001) was a teacher, community activist and union leader. He was born at Coledale opposite the reserve which carries his name. He was a fierce defender of public education, and president of the South Coast Labour Council.
The three-level Maison is housed in a heritage-listed building on the corner of George and King streets that boasts a Victorian Academic Classical-style facade. Built in 1858, it originally housed the English, Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank. The building has also been a hotel and backpackers accommodation.
This heritage listed post office building was completed in 1878, it was designed by then-colonial architect James Barnet. A Victorian Classical Revival structure, its colonnades and tall, square clock tower contribute significantly to the Kiama townscape.
The premises of the New South Wales Masonic Club began construction in 1926 in the Commercial Palazzo style and it was completed in September 1927.
Holding a small but significant piece of Sydney’s history, the building was the first reinforced concrete construction seen in Sydney and became the yardstick for all of the other buildings built in Sydney in the 1920s. At the time of construction it was also the tallest building in Sydney, standing 12 floors.
A stunning example of 1920s Art Deco architecture, the building was heritage listed in 1980 and enjoys a close working association with the Historic Houses Trust. It has been involved in their annual Sydney Open Architectural Day for many years with a great showing of interest from the general public.
Interesting composition. Like.
This brings back memories - I was the electrical design engineer when this building was constructed. Like.
Macquarie Pass is an eight-kilometre-long section of the Illawarra Highway passing through Macquarie Pass National Park. It was opened in 1898. Macquarie Pass links the Southern Highland town of Robertson to the coastal town of Albion Park, descending the Illawarra Escarpment via a very narrow bitumen roadway, which has several single-lane sections and is mostly two lanes with double "no overtaking" lines. The roadway is very steep and contains a large number of hairpin bends, resulting in buses and trucks needing to reverse on some of the bends. The pass is quite notorious for accidents due to its nature, and drivers and riders are required to be cautious.
Hermosa vista, saludos.
The Macarthur area has been referred to as the birthplace of the Australian wine industry. It was named after John and Elizabeth Macarthur who were pioneers and founders in both the wool and wine industries. These early settlers first farmed the area over 200 years ago and they planted one of the first commercial vineyards in Australia. It is in this area some 180 years later that the vineyard at Razorback Ridge Wines is planted.