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Pyrmont: founded on corruption, divided by disease, united by industry

by ALEC SMART The Pyrmont peninsula is a sandstone-based outcrop bordered either side by two navigable coves, Blackwattle Bay and Darling Harbour. The region has gone through boom, bust and boom again as it transitioned from abattoirs to quarries to docks to slums and is now a hub for technology and tourism. Although inhabited for […]


Spending a night or two in a unique location, often in your own city, is nothing new. Whether you are roughing it in a sleeping bag for charity, glamping on Cockatoo Island or throwing your own backyard slumber party, the popular concept has been around for years. Taronga Park, which has conducted sleepovers at the […]

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Cockle Bay boardwalk revamp The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has announced the first major upgrade to the Cockle Bay boardwalk since its creation more than 20 years ago. SHFA CEO Catherine Gallagher said the $3.6 million project would revitalise one of Darling Harbour’s most popular features. “We are renewing the boardwalk’s timber and steel […]