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The Rocks district, Sydney Australia

The Rocks district, Sydney Australia - Sydney, The Rocks, Bridge, Australia
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The Rocks became established shortly after the colony's formation in 1788.

The original buildings were made mostly of local sandstone, from which the area derives its name.

From the earliest history of the settlement, the area had a reputation as a slum, often frequented by visiting sailors and prostitutes.

During the late nineteenth century, the area was dominated by a gang known as the Rocks Push.

It maintained this rough reputation until approximately the 1870's.

By the early 20th century, many of the area's historic buildings were in serious decay.

In 1900, bubonic plague broke out, and the state government resumed areas around The Rocks and Darling Harbour, with the intention of demolishing them and rebuilding them.

More than 3800 houses, buildings and wharves were inspected and hundreds demolished, but the continuation of these plans were brought to a halt due to the outbreak of World War I.

During the 1920's, several hundred buildings were demolished during the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

However, the outbreak of World War II once again stalled many of the redevelopment plans, and it was not until the 1960's that serious attempts to demolish much of the area were revived.
woody2858 Uploaded by woody2858 on . The Rocks district, Sydney Australia - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: The Rocks district, Sydney Australia. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 1496262. The Rocks became established shortly after the colony's formation in 1788.

The original buildings were made mostly of local sandstone, from which the area derives its name.

From the earliest history of the settlement, the area had a reputation as a slum, often frequented by visiting sailors and prostitutes.

During the late nineteenth century, the area was dominated by a gang known as the Rocks Push.

It maintained this rough reputation until approximately the 1870's.

By the early 20th century, many of the area's historic buildings were in serious decay.

In 1900, bubonic plague broke out, and the state government resumed areas around The Rocks and Darling Harbour, with the intention of demolishing them and rebuilding them.

More than 3800 houses, buildings and wharves were inspected and hundreds demolished, but the continuation of these plans were brought to a halt due to the outbreak of World War I.

During the 1920's, several hundred buildings were demolished during the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

However, the outbreak of World War II once again stalled many of the redevelopment plans, and it was not until the 1960's that serious attempts to demolish much of the area were revived.
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Uploaded By: woody2858
Date Uploaded: June 23, 2013
Filename: The-Rocks.jpg
Original Resolution: 2048x1536
File Size: 521.21KB
Category: Houses

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