The Bridge: eyewitnesses at the opening

The Bridge: eyewitnesses at the opening
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Half the population of Sydney, which was 1.2 million at the time, came to witness the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening.

People who witnessed the opening of the bridge on 19 March 1932 when they were children talk about the splendid day of celebration. 

'I think it was the biggest thing to have ever happened in Sydney. We weren't just this little colony sitting out here with a few houses dotted around. We had this enormous structure, and we'd done it' - Hilarie Lindsay. 

Excerpt from The Bridge, 2006 - Film Australia Collection © National Film and Sound Archive. Buy a copy at the NFSA shop.

Notes by Beth Taylor