The Boomer Legacy

Culture

You could be whatever you wanted to be

It was the twilight of the Age of Aquarius.

Passionately held 1960s beliefs like Peace, Freedom, Equality, People Power, Expanded Consciousness, Eastern Religion and Free Love… all went out the window. To be replaced with what? Excuses?…

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I could have drunk a river    (Jan 2014)

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Laps around the sun: Quiet voices in a quiet room; The graceful movements of her hands; The cone of cigarette smoke from the ceiling light; Her voice, her smell, her eyes, her warmth; By morning light we were gone

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Turning circle (since repainted) outside Central Station, Sydney   (Mar 2019,  918kb)

Go hard or go home: The more we studied history, the more we realised the past was as flawed as today

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Harbour Sands at Darling Harbour   (Jan 2017,  658kb)

Nothing's gonna change my world: Imagine no Holden Morrisey Caulfield

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Strawberry Fields, Central Park NYC   (Oct 2017,  445kb)

Forever wars: From cold-war swords to ironic appropriation, and back again

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“To Poseidon” sculpture by Xia Hang, at the Australian National Maritime Museum   (Apr 2019,  368kb)

Beneath the iron ceiling: Social mobility was bunk

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Lord Sheffield Circuit at Penrith   (Apr 2017,  55kb)

Despite the sisterhood: It took a really long time to shrug off the Superwoman myth

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W-H portrait session, Hurstville   (Jun 1991,  354kb)

A fortress of your art: Few noticed the post-modern irony of appropriating the design of the Naval Range-finding Tower MP-3 at Pleinmont

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Solomon R Guggenheim museum, NYC   (Oct 2017,  139kb)

Lotus, Porsha & Mersaydees: Part of Bogan Pride was to give your children the homophonous names of brands you hoped one day they would steal

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Excavation of an ex-service station at Bullaburra in the Blue Mountains   (Feb 2011,  458kb)

The new world order: The social contract had to positively reformed to quadruple the number of billionaires

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Torn up posters on Parramatta Road, Strathfield   (Jul 2014,  386kb)

Operational Matters: VIP Lounges, lotteries, pokies, meat-trays and linked EFTPOS accounts

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Behind the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin NZ   (Nov 2017,  173kb)

Watch and act: Seeking asylum was a fundamental human right which popularity contests could not overrule

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The Edge at Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  206kb)

Couple goals: We loved each other like it was the end of the world

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Cockle Bay promenade, Darling Harbour   (Dec 2003,  371kb)

Contraindications: People would sing happily while hurling five-kilogram spherical masses

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Strike Bowling, King Street Wharf Darling Harbour   (Jan 2019,  111kb)

Grey nomads: The Big Lap added years to our lives

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Covered motorcycles on Billyard Ave, Elizabeth Bay   (Dec 2015,  233kb)

The authentic self: The best we could hope for was to become someone's pet

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Town Hall arcade begging, Sydney   (Jul 2015,  342kb)

It was just a jump to the left: Everyone was convinced that liberal democracy would sweep the world

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Pedestrian passageway at Potts Point   (Dec 2015,  525kb)

A remarkable deed: That we achieved decades of peaceful multiculturalism was an amazing accomplishment (Turnbull, 2017)

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A diverse congregation gathers after service at St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  223kb)

Carnival ride: As we grew older, the luxurious pampering offered by floating Xanadus became indispensable

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Majestic Princess cruise liner, Circular Quay   (Jan 2020,  197kb)

Character arc: A lot of work was done to broaden the variety of gender roles

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Sydney candid triptych   (Oct 2014,  247kb)

The Fine-Dining Industrial Complex: There was no better way to achieve a sense of fulfilment than being seen in a hatted restaurant

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Restaurant exhaust stacks, Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal   (Jan 2019,  98kb)

Scenes from the new world: Willkommenskultur guaranteed a kaleidoscope of culinary delights

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Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  97kb)

Race Day chic: Ladies in the public enclosure would enjoy themselves during the Cup aftermath

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Rosehill Racecourse, Melbourne Cup hairdresser's picnic   (Nov 2005,  270kb)

Winning the argument: The 1970s taught us that protest theatre was the only way to achieve positive social change

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Palestinian demonstrators on George Street, Sydney CBD   (Aug 2014,  153kb)

Bench blanket bingo: Cover, cloak, cape, napkin, camouflage, shroud

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Coalcliff station platform, South Coast NSW   (Apr 2012,  398kb)

The Wall is the Wall: (Trump, 2018)

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Busking opposite Sydney Town Hall   (Jan 2018,  262kb)

Logic had nothing to do with oppression: (Steinem, 1983)

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Egalitarian architecture at Wunulla Road in Point Piper   (Sep 2012,  164kb)

Terrorism had nothing to do with religion: 9 / 11 = 2977 + 60 000

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Church spire beneath a flight path, at Rockdale in Sydney   (Dec 2013,  149kb)

Empire of the self: Bring distant points of interest within close range by the use of this machine

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Empire State Building observation deck, NYC   (Oct 2017,  409kb)

Borderless harmony: Canonical ideals of liberalism, openness, multiculturalism, safe routes to asylum, genuine compassion for society's most vulnerable, celebrating difference, counter-racism, mandatory cultural awareness, watch-lists, lone-wolves, quarantine camps, people smuggling, supermarket riots, hospital ships and 100-day lockdowns

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Confetti remnants of the 2012 Swans AFL team Victory Parade   (Oct 2012,  534kb)

The Moneyland luxe vibe: It was an era of unending prosperity and optimism. Credit was easy at near-zero rates. Everyone was flipping mortgaged property and betting on cryptocurrencies. Every month the stock market soared to unprecedented heights and home values rose to what looked like a permanently high plateau…

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Living statue performer at Circular Quay   (Jul 2017,  317kb)

Contumacious determination: As faithful servants of the court, lawyers had an duty to finesse reality to a point where outcomes matched expectations

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Addison Road community centre, Marrickville   (Sep 2012,  177kb)

The post-industrial well-being complex: A lifetime of small authentic moments, where we chanted whale-song modalities, mindfully aligned our vibrational energy, feasted from the whole pantry, embraced our expansion, and followed our bliss down the path to soulistic wellness

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Sydney Olympic Park RSPCA stalls   (May 2018,  235kb)

Electric tribalism: A sky pierced with searchlights to illuminate our patriotism

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Preparations for the 2019 Australia Day celebrations, Circular Quay Sydney   (Jan 2019,  248kb)

Poly-dimensional facets: GDP versus infrastructure versus ecology versus quality-of-life versus unrestrained population growth

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Darling Harbour under the express-way, Sydney   (Apr 2017,  202kb)

Release the bats: Canned music, caterwauling karaoke & wall-to-wall poker-machines

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Nick Cave from The Birthday Party at Sydney University Refectory   (Jan 1982,  77kb)

All those moments: If only we had off-world colonies for a chance to begin again

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Times Square, NYC   (Oct 2017,  352kb)

Raise the LED flag: The lights dimmed throughout a divided America

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Times Square US Armed Forces recruiting station, NYC   (Oct 2017,  241kb)

Community standards : Our suburbs were strewn with eye-popping advertisements for agile entrepreneurs

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Dulwich Hill skate park   (Sep 2015,  77kb)

Free at last: Your mortgage turned out to be a perfect forced-savings vehicle

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Victoria Street terrace, Kings Cross   (Jul 2018,  347kb)

The well-stamped passport: Take another selfie and move on, criss-cross the planet to find only yourself

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Tourists scrum at Sydney Cove   (Aug 2014,  165kb)

Underlying conditions: In order to protect the economy, we decided to let the virus run its course

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Masked passenger, near Glenbrook   (Jan 2020,  160kb)

Mission statement: The Glory of the coming of the Lord was auctioned enthusiastically

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What was once an Anglican church, but became an open-plan dwelling, at Warrimoo in the Blue Mountains   (Jul 2011,  93kb)

Crucify your mind: I really thought that love would save us all (Lennon, 1980)

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The exterior of the Greek Orthodox church of Saint Peter & Paul (since repainted), at Petersham   (Sep 2012,  463kb)

Aloha Oe: Our way of life faded right before our eyes

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Pasifika themed vintage car, High Street Penrith   (Mar 2018,  404kb)

True deliverance make: Be sure your sins will find you out

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Clothesline posts at Millers Point   (Aug 2016,  319kb)

Cameo soulmate: Sunshine fades down Rae street; Fingers full of unexpected rings; Marry well and inherit big she said; And other practical things

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Project Halo at Central Park in Sydney   (Apr 2014,  292kb)

It was not the time for change: Our version of democracy continued to best represent the interests of those most involved

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NSW election voting centre at Town Hall   (Mar 2019,  543kb)

Points of light: Remember, remember the eleventh of November

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Shrine of Remembrance, 11AM beam of light   (Apr 2019,  275kb)

Strategic Hamlet: I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space (Shakespeare, 1603)

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Wharf Terrace disabled-access elevator at Lincoln Crescent in Woolloomooloo   (Jan 2012,  167kb)

We two formed a multitude: The first time we saw each other has not been forgotten

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Abandoned shopping trolleys at Shoreline Drive in Rhodes   (Dec 2015,  413kb)

The big day: The bent-knee proposal in a fast-food restaurant; The princess-cut engagement ring; The effortlessly stylish top knot bun extension; The fake-tan; The lip augmentation injections; The ivory patent leather classic ballerina flats; The bridesmaids' hair extensions & wrist corsages & hand-printed yellow kaftans & daisy crowns & frangipani espadrilles; The stunning $20k bespoke wedding dress; The delicious hand-selected vegetables picked from the chateau gardens; The awesome Ottolenghi-style vegetarian feasts with steaming pork bao; The hand-cut white peonies; The polka-dotted ribbon for the mason jars; The bubble cyclone machines; The Disney love songs; The pack of wedding paparazzi; The rhinestone encrusted complimentary selfie sticks; The juggling flower-girl triplets; The wow-factor troupe of wedding drummers; The PolAir hovering above the reception; The flashing LED hula-hoops to get the guests dancing; The surprise flash-mob doing a really gorgeous TikTok dance; The last-minute bridesmaid replacements; The honour-guard of kids from previous marriages; The Labradoodle ring-bearer; The two dozen pure white doves for the 3m tall vegan gluten-free celebration cake… But best of all, what about the hot pink ride!…

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Wedding-hire 14 Seater H2 Stretch Hummer at Luna Park, Milsons Point   (Oct 2014,  196kb)

Staying on message: Sectarian quarrelling went on for so long that it etched itself into the landscape

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Christian propaganda (since removed) at Belmore Park Sydney Central   (Apr 2016,  576kb)

Looking back: We stood by the Well of Contemplation to admire the sacrifice of others

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Hall of Memory, Anzac Memorial Sydney   (Jan 2020,  185kb)

Null pointers: Always remember who you were and what you fought for

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Castlereagh Hotel Remembrance Shrine, Sydney   (Jan 2019,  145kb)

One-way journey: On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place (Yes, 1971)

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Ovation of the Seas cruise-liner at the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal   (Dec 2017,  108kb)

Brett's armchair: The same music in completely different hands

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Sixteenth floor, Harbourside Apartments   (Jan 2019,  275kb)

Thought showers: In order to incentivise our key stakeholders, we touched base, engaged in 360-degree reviews, got all our ducks in a row and proactively facilitated a win-win paradigm to strategically uplift our synergies

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The repurposed cauldron from the best Olympic Games ever   (Aug 2017,  407kb)

Cultural attrition: Civility could not last forever in a vacuum

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Wall graffito, subsequently painted over, in a Pitt Street Lane near Town Hall   (Oct 2012,  405kb)

Boxing day specials: Our cities were gradually fortified, one concrete block at a time

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Anti vehicle-ramming barriers at George Street, Sydney   (Dec 2017,  170kb)

Winning at the starting line: Strategic partners, party-members and broadcasting partners cheered. Our Heroes puffed and flexed and skipped and hopped and twisted and splashed. We paid

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The endlessly gushing fountain at Olympic Park, Sydney   (Jan 2011,  351kb)

The militaristic subtext: Despite decades of “peace”, the common purpose of every action was “security”

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The crypt beneath the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  164kb)

Growing pains: People were encouraged to use public transport to reduce traffic congestion

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Commuters on the St Kilda tram, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  160kb)

Клином the revolution: Despite a century of recreational activism, the Whites were not beaten by the Red Wedge

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Mega mall at Auburn   (May 2017,  80kb)

Capitalist idyll: The Colonel saw, the Colonel knew, the Colonel understood

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Fast-food franchise hoarding at Parramatta Road, Five Dock   (Sep 2016,  134kb)

Allow plenty of additional travel time: Spatially mismatched cities where amenity, employment and education were deliberately centralised, forcing the non-rich to commute for hours from the urban fringe

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Trains on the T1 Western Line pass through Burwood Station   (Apr 2015,  187kb)

By this sign you shall conquer: Iota, Eta, Sigma: to die poor was a sin

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South Head General Cemetery, at Vaucluse   (Nov 2016,  119kb)

In the thrall of Schedule 8: A large number of people spent their lives up the Cross

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Fitzroy Gardens & Park in Kings Cross   (May 2003,  418kb)

Life under the occupation: The Fragmented was turned into the Harmonised by encouraging our staff to compile their own dossiers

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Revolving doors at the ANZ bank building, in Castlereagh Street   (Aug 2014,  143kb)

Keeping the Sixties alive: The memory of a beloved wife, the promise to a dead brother, the customers who only came to stare

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Olympia milk-bar & hair salon at Parramatta Road, Annandale. It was closed by council orders in April 2019   (Jul 2016,  424kb)

Top-down aesthetics: The entire fashion industry was trickle-down in its purest form

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Step into Paradise Exhibition at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney   (Jan 2020,  410kb)

Grand theft generations: With all the cheap debt we created, our generation could comfortably retire to apartments in the sky

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Jacksons Landing at Pyrmont in Sydney   (Jan 2013,  113kb)

Cultural aftershocks: The impact of the 911 terrorist attacks reverberated for decades

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911 Memorial park and museum, NYC   (Oct 2017,  232kb)

Later Bloomsbury: We've ended up with an inner-city hive of woke workers, hiring woke friends to do their woke work in their quest to “wokify” the world (Senator J.McGrath, 2021)

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Freethought Book Exchange (since demolished) at Regent Street Chippendale   (Apr 2014,  308kb)

A story of the margins: The parking was easy in places where people once earned a living

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Ex-Arnotts biscuit factory car park at North Strathfield   (Jun 2017,  419kb)

Fantasia ever grand: By using Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the CCP heroically reshaped the Motherland into a benevolent superpower

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St Collins Lane upstairs food court, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  398kb)

Private splendour: The poorest people with the most expensive phones; the best cars on the worst roads; the brightest children in the most dilapidated schools

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Luxury cars gleam in the parking space behind a Kogarah real-estate agency   (Apr 2011,  109kb)

Direct instruction: Only expert guidance could ensure that Art was enjoyed properly

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AGNSW tour guide, Sydney   (Mar 2019,  142kb)

Suburban borderland: A little slice of heaven, where dreams often did come true

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Darling Point renovations, Sydney   (Jan 2017,  376kb)

Malpractice with impunity: A Health spokeswoman said: Reporting and analysis of clinical incidents and Sentinel Events is an important part of clinical care that health professionals and managers take very seriously. They are part of a confidential and privileged reporting process which respects patient privacy and encourages clinicians to openly report adverse events, [with] data on hospital-acquired complications not published to protect the confidentiality of individuals. Any documents or findings will be classified “Sensitive” according to the Government's Cyber Security Policy and will remain strictly confidential at all times.

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Tombstones at Camperdown cemetery, Newtown   (Jun 2015,  303kb)

Everything was fine: We married our passion for the authentic interpretation of regional Spanish cuisine with a desire to celebrate the high quality fresh produce supplied by a close network of small farmers

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Ash Street restaurant, Sydney CBD   (Jan 2019,  162kb)

Tourist bonanza: From aquarium to fish-soup in one generation

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Tourists at the McMahon Point ferry wharf, Sydney   (Jan 2019,  225kb)

Organised Religion: … turned out to be not so organised

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Greek Orthodox church on Belgrave Street, Kogarah   (Oct 2013,  326kb)

I could have drunk a river: A couple of schooners, a case of Smirnoff Ice Double Black vodka, a few more shots at the Dragon Lounge, and I was yours

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Abandoned refreshments near Gas Lane, in Millers Point   (Jan 2014,  330kb)

Chilling effect: Anything less than adulatory praise was hate-speech. For your choice was very simple: be supportive or be silent

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The statue of Bruce Lee prior to unveiling at the Kogarah Town Centre   (Mar 2011,  189kb)

Manufacturing Eros: Productivity was boosted by using retouched images of unavailable young women

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Workbench at the Pottery Estate, Lithgow   (Jun 2019,  477kb)

Because austerity: The signs of recovery were difficult to discern

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Bird cages outside the China Lane restaurant, at Angel Place in Sydney   (Oct 2013,  276kb)

Sub judice everywhere: The facts were notorious: it was necessary to destroy Justice in order to save the Legal System

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Pursuant to s.8(e) of the NSW Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010, along with the strict confidentiality provisions under s.462 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), the reason(s) for including this scene in this project cannot be disclosed for legal reasons.   (Sep 2014,  93kb)

Electric evanescence: All the bright lights did their best to conceal the darkness

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Luna Park Friday night rides   (Jan 2019,  389kb)

Some kind of connection: Pets lifted our spirits and reminded us of who we really were

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On the Parramatta ferry to Abbotsford   (Mar 2015,  288kb)

Efficiency dividend: A land full of opportunity, where hard work, business acumen and fair play guaranteed a better life

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Darling Point ferry wharf, Sydney   (Jan 2017,  231kb)

Together at last: A journey of eight hundred and seventy one thousand, nine hundred and forty three miles began with a single step

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Newly-weds at Grand Central Station, NYC   (Oct 2017,  209kb)

Blue water navy: Every Wednesday we would go down to the harbour and potter about in yachts

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Sydney harbour yachts and ferries   (Oct 2014,  488kb)

Suburban psychodrama: Our belief in tomorrow was expressed clearly through our architecture

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Front yard gate, Great Western Highway   (May 2019,  244kb)

Foamy frappuccino in a sea of amber: Our restaurant and coffee habits were never those of an anxious nation

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Empty beer kegs outside the Abercrombie Hotel at Broadway   (Oct 2012,  212kb)

The Law of Conservation of Sport: If bread ↓ then Circus ↑

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Footy supporters watch their team lose at Panthers Park   (Jul 2003,  412kb)

Redefining perfection: You press the button, we do the rest (Eastman, 1888)

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Laurie Daley and fans at SOH   (Jul 2014,  288kb)

Survival of the richest: Our remaining days were spent counting our unearned income, in the comfort and safety of our own bunkers

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Australia's wealthiest street, Wolseley Road Point Piper   (Sep 2012,  321kb)

Leave the gun, take the cannoli: We came for the signature dishes, and between mouthfuls would chat for hours about flavour and fusion and aroma and authenticity and all the countless things we liked or didn't like to eat

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Acland Cake Shop window display, St Kilda Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  328kb)

A fit country for heroes to live in: With a place for everyone and everyone in their place

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Homeless on Pitt Street Mall, Sydney   (May 2016,  450kb)

Embrace your onco: Sports betting took off thanks to our good mates in advertising and the High court

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Waratahs promotion at Olympic Park   (Aug 2017,  188kb)

Zero-day vulnerability: Novel Sars-CoV-2 spread across the globe after 2019. Millions died and civic life became a meandering stream of hard-lockdowns

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Balaclava sculpture at the Newtown Tram Depot   (Jul 2019,  670kb)

Enjoying the benefits of adequacy: Budget surpluses, rising house prices, vigorous job growth and near full employment

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Lewisham apartment redevelopment   (Jul 2018,  323kb)

Vibrant isolation: Kindly use mobile phone — door knocking cannot be heard at back of house

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Young Street terrace doorway (since repainted) at Annandale — the quotation is from a small placard on the door (since removed)   (Sep 2015,  504kb)

How did we ever get here?: An unending mausoleum of reinforced concrete, seen through windscreens fogged with hope

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Ventilation funnels atop the Kogarah Railway Station car-park   (Apr 2011,  41kb)

Equality of opportunity: In the marketplace of educational options, everyone had equal access to good schools and all parents agreed that governments must underwrite free-choice

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The tennis courts of a GPS school in Stanmore   (Sep 2012,  198kb)

Once I built a railroad: Delayed due to an operational issuePostponed due to a train requiring mechanical repairsNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workCancelled due to a staff availability issueLate due to mechanical problems earlier onRunning late and out of timetable order due to a broken pantographTransport authorities have urged passengers allow additional travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards as stopping patterns may change at short noticeThis service has been cancelled due to an electrical fault, passengers should disembark and transfer to the suburban service waiting at platform fourPassengers be advised that we are proceeding slowly due to some track failures, and if we make it through the next signal then we should be right to proceedDelays as a result of a number of unexpected incidents including a tree falling onto the tracks between St Leonards and Wollstonecraft, and a fire to sleepers at North StrathfieldThere may be a short delay at Penrith while the rear carriage is checked for possible contaminationDelayed due to temporary speed restrictions caused by wet weather conditionsNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workTrains have been suspended between Lawson and Penrith due to a tree on the tracks near LindenDelayed by approximately 41 minutes due a person threatening self-harm at LithgowPostponed due to urgent power supply repairsCancelled due to lightning strike at PenrithRunning 27 minutes late due to a tree caught in the overhead wiring at Blaxland35 minutes late due to passenger with a medical emergencyOther incidents including multiple self-harm attempts and trespassers on the tracks at Doonside and BellambiDelayed due to a police operation at AshfieldNo trains this weekend due to scheduled track-workMajor delays on all lines due to a fatality at Mortdale. Please consider postponing your journey or using alternative transport

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Macdonaldtown rail viaduct   (Mar 1983,  484kb)

A few personal blow-outs: Success, power, glamour, excuses, misstatements, lies

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Corner of Chippendale lane, near Central   (Jul 2017,  295kb)

Perseverating hope: It took almost a century to progress from sound fundamentals and prosperity around the corner to V-shaped recoveries and bouncing back

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Broadway bus-stop beggar, Central   (Jan 2020,  74kb)

Trouble in Luvvyland: Decades of careful instruction about positive social progress failed to achieve the desired outcome

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Apartment building at the top of View Street, Dunedin NZ   (Nov 2017,  484kb)

Weaponising virtue: Everyone had a solemn duty to embrace freedom, love and social justice

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Marriage Law Postal Survey posters outside the Imperial Hotel at Erskinville   (Sep 2017,  274kb)

Gone a million: The rich were always with us

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Abandoned Rolls-Royce automobile at Hiles Street in Alexandria   (Jun 2015,  289kb)

Back to the beach: All thoughts eventually led to the coast

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Surf carnival surf-skis, Manly beach   (Jan 2021,  237kb)

Accidentally meta street: The epistemological post-analytical analysis of the Aesthetic Theory of Nihilistic Communitarianism was spoiled by unhelpfully self-referential endnotes

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Infinite regressions at Croydon   (Sep 2016,  91kb)

The sun shone on the Supreme Leader: The inspection of State Food Processing Plant #2193 inspired genuine patriots to dance and brandish flowers

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Fast-food franchise at Old Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park   (Oct 2015,  181kb)

In the time of contagion: Green physical distancing dots will continue to guide customers on the best places to sit and stand on all modes

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COVID-19 safe seating on the Double Bay ferry, Sydney   (Jul 2020,  485kb)

Put the person before the disability: Inclusiveness meant telling everyone how much you cared

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Beneath the Western Distributor on Harris Street in Ultimo   (Jan 2013,  244kb)

Swag limited: Before the 1990s every decade had its own distinctive style and elegance

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The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift, NGV Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  118kb)

Dolchstoßlegende: Historical data was of little use to a society which always looked forward

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Photography at Observatory Hill, Sydney   (Jan 2020,  753kb)

Freedom behind the wheel: To stream down packed motorways, clutching tickets to the road-trauma lottery

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Tyre burn-outs in an abandoned housing development at Faulconbridge, in the Blue Mountains   (Dec 2012,  837kb)

Going for The One: There was always someone for everyone

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Bollards at Circular Quay, in Sydney   (Oct 2013,  576kb)

Without bias or agenda: Journalism is the pursuit of verifiable truth — it's an existential fight against conspiracy theories, fake news, voluble opinions, false balance, online bandwagons, talking points, against activists who claim to be in the truth business, but are actually in the point-of-view business (The Guardian, 2018)

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State of Origin victory celebration for the NSW Blues at the Northern Broad-walk, Sydney Opera House   (Jul 2014,  225kb)

The week in heteropatriarchy: When this is all over, gender studies professors are going to have a hell of time explaining what happened (Valenti, 2017)

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Supplement Warehouse on Sunnyholt Road, Blacktown   (Aug 2015,  183kb)

The War Against Hate: There was scarcely a moment to breathe. We fervently debated, denounced, blogged, ululated, seminared and demanded action on enlightened social politics. We rejected heteronormativity, exposed bigotry, shouted down intolerance and insisted on total liberal consensus. For we were vigilant and pure and infallible, and the world was much better for it

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An air-filled waver during the Sydney Swans AFL team celebrations, at Sydney Town Hall   (Oct 2012,  137kb)

Molecular resonance: Free markets guaranteed the enjoyment of identical products and services everywhere

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Nike Savas installation at Macquarie Centre, Sydney   (Dec 2017,  409kb)

Fungible ideology: It required little effort to pivot from “SJW” to “WSJ”

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The much leveraged Fearless Girl statue, NYC   (Oct 2017,  298kb)

With peace and glory ahead: The Special Relationship underpinned our globalist prosperity

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Council kerbside clean-up, Darling Point   (Jan 2017,  384kb)

Retrofitting diversity: From “Apartheid” to “Black Lives Matter” in only one generation

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Bent Street, Lithgow.   (Apr 2012,  365kb)

Cordon sanitaire: Better days will return: We will be with our friends again; We will be with our families again; We will meet again (EIIR, 2020)

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Bollards at Warrimoo   (Oct 2019,  436kb)

Crying at the discotheque: Fancy footwork on the dance-floor; Twirling arms, thrusting hands and random hugs; Secret pipe necklaces, GHB and Rohypnol spiked drinks; Fitful assignations in the back lane among the garbage bins

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Queen Victoria Building “disco” Christmas lights, Sydney   (Oct 2020,  233kb)

Racquet Kultur: Watch, cheer, drink, boo, repeat

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Show Court #3 outside the Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Tennis Centre   (Apr 2019,  259kb)

Spirited formalism: Everyone benefited from our unwavering commitment to certain types of diversity

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The cascading waterfall entrance to the NGV, Melbourne   (Apr 2019,  523kb)

F2F heroes: Who was the faker and who was the fake?

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Madame Tussauds Sydney, Darling Harbour   (Jan 2019,  86kb)

Break with the past: Artefacts of violence for a new millennium

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The remains of the the North Tower transmission mast at the 911 Memorial Museum   (Oct 2017,  443kb)

Discrimination positive: Nearly half the population were lauded as archetypes

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Extended phenotypes at Addison Road in Marrickville   (Sep 2012,  233kb)

Driving home for Christmas: Childhood summer holidays strapped into the back seat of a car

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Christmas display, Centrepoint Sydney   (Dec 2019,  245kb)

The natural order of things: Developers → Politicians → Investors → Mortgagors → Renters → Homeless

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Fairy Bower cafe dog bowls, Manly   (Jan 2021,  476kb)

Eat fresh: Marketeers tapped into growing personalisation potential and famous craves

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Upstairs food-court, Centrepoint Sydney   (Dec 2019,  66kb)

The art of phrasing: String bending among the festival distractions

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Guitar seller, Winter Magic festival at Katoomba   (Jun 2019,  330kb)

In a cage of gold: Most marriages were happily ever after

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Australia's wealthiest street, Wolseley Road Point Piper   (Sep 2012,  235kb)

Ever present eye: A watchful environment loaded with photographers to record your every moment

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Anzac Day photographers, Park Street Sydney   (Apr 2018,  220kb)

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