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Green Bans Audios and Films

Rocking the Foundations: A History of the NSW Builders Labourers Federation 1947-1974, 1986. 92 minutes, DVD and 16mm. Produced and directed by Pat Fiske.
Interviews with Jo Holder at at Artifacts Art Broadcasts:
Jack Mundey, ABC702 - 5 February 2010:
Jack Mundey AO is one of Australia's leading environmental crusaders. He is also officially an Australian Living Treasure. In the 1970s Jack led the unions' famous 'green bans', which were instrumental in conserving Sydney's urban heritage. Podcast of radio interview at:
Jack Mundey Interview ABC 1999 Download Pdf
Victoria Street Soundwalk (with archival film footage):
Mick Fowler and the Fowlhouse Five+One: The band recorded fifteen tracks including “Hindustan” and the “Victoria Street Parade”. For the latter song, Mick changed the lyrics and the title of the classic “Bourbon Street Parade”. For play/download at The Odyssey Jazz Club, a specialist site for deleted or out of copyright recordings. Membership is $50 to help develop and maintain the site. At:

Local History:
Sydney Sidetracks, Victoria Street soundwalk (with archival film footage):

Woolloomooloo Green Bans Murals:

Dowling Street Container Garden 2004-2009 (removed):

Millers Point Community: A site recording the living history of Millers Point - the place and its people. At

Local Art Activist Archives

Public Art: cultural figures raise the alarm about the City’s neglected public sculpture, both historic and contemporary at

'Woolloomooloo Green Bans Murals' by Matthias Tomczak:

Dowling Street Container Garden, 2004-2009, sites documenting the removed community garden and murals:

Groundworks–From the Archives up, 2015. An exhibition and series of public programs at Gaffa Gallery by the New Landscapes Institute. The forgotten and unknown history of the city meets new experimental art and architecture.

Redfern-Waterloo Tour of Beauty, 2006: a minibus tour of inner-city Sydney produced by Squatspace SquatSpace at

Housing the Seafaring Nation: Millers Point and The Rocks’, 2009: An Ephemeral Public Art Installation by Ruark Lewis. National Trust (NSW), Observatory Hill; Abraham Mott Community Centre and Baby Health Centre in Millers Point, Sydney (Lewis and Holder). Curator Jo Holder.

There Goes The Neighbourhood, 2009: an exhibition and book about the contested inner city suburb of Redfern in Sydney, curated by Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg, Performance Space at CarriageWorks.
SquatSpace, Squatters' Handbook Chapter 11 at

The Right to the City, 2011: an exhibition, symposium and book about ways to remake cities in more socially connected and sustainable ways. curated by Zanny Begg and Lee Stickells, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney University.

 Public Housing

The Millers Point and The Rocks and Woolloomooloo communities are part of a broader network of pubic and social housing communities around NSW.  The State Government has announced it will sell off Waterloo Estate, evicting over 3,000 people to unknown locations. The majority are over 60 years old and women. The fight is about the future of public (sometimes called social) housing.
Here are some important links to communities fighting sell-offs around NSW.

Save Our Homes - Millers Point, Dawes Point & The Rocks -

Clearing House on NSW's Public Housing Sell-off with important links to other communities fighting sell-offs. At

Tenants' Union of NSW: The peak non-government organisation representing tenants and other renters in New South Wales, Australia. At

Clearing House: An invaluable record of what's going on in public housing estate ‘activations’ in New South Wales.

The Brown Couch is a place where tenants can catch up on the latest news. At

Shelter NSW: the state's peak advocate for housing justice. At


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