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Eagle thru 'n' thru

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Bradfield Hwy from the Southern pylon lookout, 1970

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Terry Zarsoff

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I will try to upload some picture of Sydney in the 80's. Check out the fashion, the cars, buses, buildings and what not.View attachment 24881
Looks like no earlier than 1982. Qantas International Centre (completed Jan ‘82) and Sydney Tower (opened Sep ‘’81) are the giveaways.

That crane could be on the Hunter Connection building, between George and Pitt - nearing completion in 1982 - now making way for a metro station, as part of the Metro West project.

Here it is at left, with the scaffolding going up:
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Terry Zarsoff

First Grader
All images in this post date from c. early 1984. The photographer was George Hall, a San Franciscan who was so impressed he moved to Sydney prior to the 2000 Olympics, and produced an updated version of the book ‘Above Sydney’.

The SCG in transition, Jan ‘84, AUS vs the Windies:
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Circular Quay:
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The old Sabemo Building on Miller Street, still in its original livery, before they stuffed it with a late ‘80s PoMo makeover.
At least three ‘O’ Class submarines alongside at Platypus:
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Lit with that special glow:
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The former flagship Melbourne at her final resting place at the Athol Bight Dolphins. The destroyer across the dolphins is Vendetta(II):
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Chatswood. The old Grace Bros dept store and the Wallaceway shopping centre (foreground in the dogturd brown scheme) were still standing:
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