Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW
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Documentary Photographs Of NSW Buildings Being Relocated By The Department Of Main Roads, NSW

c1971-1978. Four hundred and fifty-eight (458) vintage silver gelatin photographs in three binders, all images captioned with location, contractor and client’s names, two binders annotated “E.G. Willison, Architectural section” inside cover in ink, some photographs dated in stamp verso, sizes range from 7.8 x 8cm to 13.7 x 20.3cm. Slight cockling to some images, minor foxing to pages, most photographs laid down on album page.

Images show buildings including houses, cinemas and service stations before, during and after their relocation or demolition. One page contains a newspaper clipping dated “14 March 1972” with caption “A house being moved ‘lock, stock and barrel.’ The house, south of Tumbulgum, is the second of four, which Mr J. Walmsley, of Tweed Heads, is moving for the Department of Main Roads, to enable the Pacific Highway to be relocated.”

Presumably the buildings documented here were part of an extensive plan in the 1970s to upgrade NSW’s Pacific and New England highways. In Sydney at the time, “extensive areas occupied by inner city housing were designated by the NSW Department of Main Roads (DMR) as being required for a complicated system of freeways and roads planned to connect the western suburbs to the city…Hundreds of houses became ‘DMR affected’ and residents all over the inner city became politically active in a campaign to stop these freeway developments.”

In January 1989 the Department of Main Roads, Department of Motor Transport, and the Traffic Authority were merged into the Roads & Traffic Authority (RTA). Ref: NSW Office of Environment & Heritage; Wiki.

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Item #CL187-164

Price (AUD): $6,600.00  other currencies

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