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There are so many different attractions in The Rocks. Here's a link to a guide on one of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority's Websites about this fascinating part of Sydney: The Rocks

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What's on - February 2009

 

Here's a listing showing what's on in the Rocks this month (information from the website therocks.com)

 

Saturday 10 January 2009 - Sunday 22 February 2009

S.H. Ervin Gallery: Timeless: The art of Cressida Campbell

Open for public viewing Saturday 10 January until Sunday 22 February

 

Monday 02 February 2009 - Sunday 15 March 2009

Sydney Theatre Company: The Removalists

Experience Rookie Constable Ross' first day on the job....

 

Tuesday 03 February 2009 - Sunday 01 March 2009

Craft NSW: Water life's source

An exhibition by artisans at Craft NSW celebrating water.

 

Wednesday 04 February 2009 - Sunday 22 February 2009

S.H. Ervin Gallery: Cressida Campbell

Examine the unique woodcut prints and wood blocks created by Cressida Campbell.

 

Friday 06 February 2009 - Sunday 15 February 2009

Rider Spoke by Blast Theory

Be a part of one of the world's most unique interactive art projects when Rider Spoke hits The Rocks in February 2009.

 

Saturday 07 February 2009 - Saturday 07 February 2009

Museum of Contemporary Art: Blast Theory Artist Talk

Join members of Blast Theory for a discussion of their latest project, Rider Spoke.

 

Saturday 14 February 2009

The Observatory Hotel: Valentine's Package

This Valetine's Day treat your loved one with the ultimate romantic rendezvous at The Observatory Hotel.

 

Saturday 14 February 2009

Wine Odyssey: Wine and Chocolate Matching

In matters of pleasure, chocolate and wine are ideal partners.

 

Saturday 14 February 2009 - Saturday 14 February 2009

Museum of Contemporary Art: Blast Theory Going Professional

The MCA's series of Going Professional seminars are designed for emerging artists to provide guidance and broaden professional networks.

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Guest Snooks

Theres certainly some great spots there....Just too many spots too mention and they have some awesome Live Music...up and coming bands that people have never heard of, but with star quality.

 

Sunday morning they have Markets and thats a nice stroll if you are after something peaceful :)

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It's hard to imagine Sydney without The Rocks, but it almost happened. The whole area was scheduled for redevelopment in the early 1970s. There were to be 6 large tower buldings north of the Cahill Expressway, total redevelopment of the area bounded by George St, the Cahill Expressway, the Bradfield Highway and Argyle St and of the area bounded by George St, Argyle Street, Kendall Lane and Playfair St. The entire western side of George Street from the Cahill Expressway to Playfair St was to be demolished. Cadman's Cottage and three other buildings were to be spared.

 

As we know, it didn't happen. In 1971 the Builders’ Labourers Federation stepped in and placed a total ban on the scheme claiming that "residents who will be displaced by the project will not be adequately compensated and that many historically significant buildings will be needlessly destroyed."

 

The unions, in particular "blue collar" ones, quite often get a bad press, but Sydney is a better place today thanks to Jack Mundey and the BLF Green Bans.

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