Centennial Park

Centennial Park
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Centennial Park, which is situated on Gadigal land, opened in 1888.

This film traces the historical development of Sydney's Centennial Park, the people's park, and the purposes for which the park has been used.

Notably on New Years Day 1901, 60,000 people gathered there to witness the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia. 

Now it is used by millions of walkers, joggers, dogs, cyclists, horse riders and picnickers every year.

And yet the 360 hectares seems to accommodate them all as well as provide an oasis of peace and a retreat for those seeking a quiet place in the centre of Australia's largest city.

Produced by Film Australia, 1979. Directed by Susan Doring.

Notes by Beth Taylor