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North Sydney Community Centre Time Line
Women and children meet in derelict terraces in Ridge Street before being given lease of old Meals on Wheels building behind Stanton Library. After school program begins.
Playgroup for Under 5’s begins, driven by the enthusiasm of Jan Gregg and Bruce Barrett.
Adult classes (run by an energetic group of volunteers) are also established, offering weaving, bread making and pottery – a true reflection of the 70s.
Centre joins battle to save open space (now Civic Park) from development of two 17-storey office blocks.
Centre becomes independent of Leisure Movement but keeps the name Leisure Centre. Mid 70s adventure playground is built.
Dr Doreen Bridges introduces an Early Childhood Music Program to the Leisure centre, “Music and Movement’, continued up to today under the direction of Jane Boyd.
North Sydney Markets established as the Centre’s main fundraising activity.
Centre takes its first artists in residence. Aboriginal potter Thancoupie and composer John Shortis.
Susan Kennett becomes Director of the Centre
Special Interest talk: Donald Horne - Writer
Northside Produce Market set up as a second fundraising project.
North Sydney Market and Northside Produce Market contribute close to 30% of the Centre’s current income and help support wages and other costs involved in the provision of services.
Leisure Centre is renamed the North Sydney Community Centre.
Special Interest Event: Women’s rights - Wendy McArthy
Special Interest Event: Judy Rymer - message from Moccee
Special Interest Event: Hugh Mackay - Social research & writer
Special Interest Event: Donald Thorne - Tolerance
Special Interest Event: Stuart Rees - Non-violence, the road to peace
Special Interest Event: Dr Helen Caldicott - The nuclear Danger
Special Interest Event: Hon Dr Carmen Lawrence MP - Women in Politics
Community Forum starts (Public talks)
Linda Burney MP - Reviving Reconciliation
Centre moves into new sustainable-design building.
Changeable Art program begins.
10th Birthday celebration Produce Market (November)
Susan Howieson becomes Director of the Centre
Joanna Jouin became Director of the Centre
Market Tours started
Community Forum becomes In Conversation
In Conversation Edwina McCann - Vogue Australia and Sarah Macdonald - writer & radio host
In Conversation Sibella Court - Stylist Books with Karen McCartney - Designer
Literacy Lunch with John Mc Dermott, Author of Vintage-Life
40th Anniversary of NSCC
30th Anniversary of North Sydney Market
NSCC new website
In Conversation With The Simpson Sisters – Indigenous textiles, music and visual & performing arts
15th Anniversary of Northside Produce Market
Lunch with Noeline Brown, Australia’s Ambassador for Ageing
Joined Social Media
In Conversation: A Country Too Far - Thomas Keneally, Rosie Scott, Denise Leith and Bella Verdramini
In conversation with Paul Botrill from House of Welcome
In Conversation: Bettina Deda, Luisa Manfredini – Downsize with Style
In Conversation: The Life and Times of Marion Mahony Griffin
With Glenda Korporaal and Karen McCartney
In Conversation: Sally Webb and Sarah MacDonald -Travel Without Tears
Book launch “The best of Gretta Anna”
In conversation with Martin Teplitzky and Valli Little
In Conversation: Dr Munjed Al Muderis – Walking Free with Journalist Scott Bevan
In Conversation: Ted Mack – Mayor North Sydney with Ray Martin
In Conversation – Celebrating 100 years Gallipoli
Russell Boyd, Cinematographer, on the Making of ‘Gallipoli’ & Australian Film in the 70’s – Journalist Andrew Urban
North Sydney Market on Miller renamed Miller Street Market
Last Miller Street Market (June)
Launching two Produce Markets (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month) (May)
Changeable Art renamed Pop Up Art Exhibition
In Conversation: Creative Women (7 Women and 6 interviewers)
In Conversation: Wendy Whiteley and Janet Hawley