‘Cruising About Town – The History of the Motor Car in Sydney’

City of Sydney Historical Association presents: ‘Cruising About Town – The History of the Motor Car in Sydney’

This lecture explores the transition from horses to cars and the massive transformation it produced on Sydney’s urban landscape. Photographs ranging from 1900-70 will be examined, highlighting the immense extent and pace the revolution had and its effect on Sydney’s streetscapes. Join Dick Whitaker, weatherman and historian as he tells this exciting story.

Date and time: Saturday 13th January, 2pm
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: RAHS/COSHA Members $3; Non-Members $6
No bookings required.


A wet day at Railway Square in 1935. A horse and cart is flanked by two cars, a Morris Oxford on the right and a Ford Model A Roadster. [Sam Hood, State Library NSW]

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