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Remembering friend to Darlinghurst, Norman Thompson

By ALLISON HORE Darlinghurst is mourning the loss of a beloved community advocate this week with the passing of Norman Thompson. Born in Orlando Florida in 1936, Thompson grew up, studied and entered the world of academia in the United States before moving to England in the 1970s. There, he was a Visiting Fellow at […]

The rise and fall of the Empire

BY JOHN MOYLE It’s amazing how one day a community is complacently going about its business and then the next all hell breaks loose, as it did when news of a major over-development along Darlinghurst Road was broken by the City Hub and later picked up by the dailies. People are angry, mobilising and discussing […]

Kings Cross gets its landmark back

Amidst ongoing bad news about bashings and alcohol-related violence, the Kings Cross community had reason to celebrate over the weekend, with the reopening of the El Alamein Memorial Fountain. An icon of Kings Cross and of Sydney since it opened in 1961, the Fountain officially reopened on Saturday, marking the end of six months’ reconstruction work. Work on […]