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Eveleigh Open Day & Consultation

Former Eveleigh Rail Yards Interpretation Plan Community Consultation

Event details


Oct 30, 2010
from 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM


Inovation Plaza, Australian Technology Park, Locomotive Street, Eveleigh

Contact Phone

(02) 9202 9100

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Help capture the history of the Eveleigh Rail Yards. Tell us your story, hear from others.

RWA invites you to share your passion for Sydney's industrial heritage and be part of an exciting opportunity to shape the Eveleigh Rail Yards Interpretation Plan.

  • Stories professionally recorded
  • Rail Songs and Films
  • Creative Soundscapes in an old workshop
  • Heritage Artist at Work
  • Lunch provided

Tell us more about your participation at Eveleigh - Your experience matters!

RSVP ESSENTIAL to reception@rwa.nsw.gov.au or 9202 9100 Juliet Suich Redfern Waterloo Heritage Taskforce

Programme also Includes:

  • Wrought Artworks Blacksmithing demonstration.
  • Installation artist Nigel Helyer’s “Ghost Train” soundscape – a collaboration with the Performance Space and part of a bigger idea for interpretive multimedia art in Eveleigh.
  • Sydney painter Jane Bennett who specializing in Sydney’s industrial heritage. Jane will be on site painting Eveleigh and adding to her substantial collection of evocative paintings of the Rail Yards, some of which will be on display.  
  • The Australian Bush Music Club will perform their collection of Rail Songs – some inspired directly by Eveleigh.
  • The film Australian Live Steam, produced by Dick Collingridge will be shown, featuring the Eveleigh Steam Workshop. 
  • A portion of the “Trains of Treasure” exhibition  will be displayed .  This well researched collection of pictures and stories describes  specific aspects of social history from the 1917 strike to the contribution of Aborigines to the  Eveleigh labour force.
  • Professional photographer Dean Golja, known for his brilliant ways of capturing people at work- from the quirky to the ordinary – will create a memorable visual archive of the day.

Please Send this RWA Eveleigh Interpretation Plan Consultation Invite - 30 Sept 2010 (PDF 393Kb) to anyone you know who was associated with Eveleigh and use it to promote this important event


Background from the RWA Heritage Website:

The RWA has engaged 3D Projects in association with Artscape and Only Human to prepare an Interpretation Plan for the Eveleigh Rail Yards Precinct. The specific aims of the Plan are to:

  • Guide and facilitate interpretation of the site’s heritage significance as a conservation process designed to sustain the site’s authenticity and character;
  • Identify existing audiences and visitor experiences on the Eveleigh site, including workers, neighbours resident in the district, railway tourists and school groups as well as quantify opportunities to enhance visitor numbers and experiences in each of these categories;
  • Achieve enhanced public understanding of the history of the area and its significance to residents, workers and visitors by fostering active links with the community, as well as with tourism, education and recreation activities;
  • Ensure interpretive devices and their content have the potential to engage and provoke public interest, are accessible, sustainable (in relation to maintenance, evaluation and review) reversible (in relation to heritage fabric) and compatible with the sites for which they are chosen.
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