Fifty years ago this week, hundreds of people gathered in Victoria Street, Kings Cross to support a group of squatters who had been evicted by truckloads of Kings Cross bouncers, hired by a property developer Frank Theeman.
Through his pioneering role in the green bans movement, the union leader made environmental concerns mainstream
An introduction to my contributions to EXTRA!EXTRA! newspaper, which was part of the Art Gallery NSW exhibition, Making Art Public'.
After visiting the site of the first Green Ban, Kelly's Bush, I wondered if it might be time for some new public art in that location.
In July 1975, Kings Cross anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen was disappeared. She was murdered as a result of her opposition to the development of Victoria Street. This post includes some shots of her newspaper and two others that were produced in protest against her disappearance.
A promised overhaul of NSW's planning framework has drawn the ire of resident and environment groups, whose contributions have been scrapped in favour of cosier relations with developers.