Suburban Sydney

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Journal Article
Sydney Journal, 2008, 1 (3), pp. 36 - 50
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Sydney has been described as a `City of Suburbs.1 Indeed, the process of suburbanisation is arguably one of the most important developments in Australias post-invasion history. Kilometre after kilometre of suburb has for decades dominated the cultural landscape of Sydney and other Australian capital cities, while suburbia has formed the heartland of the bourgeois ideology that has been dominant for more than two generations. Metropolitan Sydneys phenomenal suburban expansion during much of the twentieth century has been explored by a small number of urban historians.2 But the impact and importance of suburbanisation in and around Sydney by far the largest annual metropolitan investment item has still to attract the attention it deserves.344
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