'It used to be a Dingy Kind of Joint': Reflections on Pubs and the Past in Pyrmont and Ultimo

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dc.contributor.author Crawford, Robert en_US
dc.contributor.editor Paula Hamilton and Paul Ashton en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-14T02:56:09Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-14T02:56:09Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier 2013001511 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Crawford, Robert 2013, ''It used to be a Dingy Kind of Joint': Reflections on Pubs and the Past in Pyrmont and Ultimo', in Paula Hamilton and Paul Ashton (ed.), Locating Suburbia: memory, place, creativity, UTSePress, Sydney, pp. 125-139. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9781863654326 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/27399
dc.description.abstract It is a far cry from the bustle that descends on the `Harley? on a Friday evening or when a rugby international is being shown on the big screen. Asked for his impression of the pub on this warm afternoon, 31-year-old patron Chris Bowen comments that, `It looks a lot more upper class today, it used to be a more of an old fashioned... old looking dingy kind of joint?.1 Bowen?s description of the Harlequin Inn could be equally applied to its immediate surrounds. No longer a `dingy kind of joint?, Pyrmont and its neighbouring suburb Ultimo are now salubrious and highly sought after locations. The Pyrmont/Ultimo peninsula is in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Since European colonisation, the peninsula?s fortunes have swung wildly ? from centre of industrial activity to abandoned slum district to new media and creative hub. At its industrial peak in 1900, the peninsula?s population reached 19 000 but by 1981 it had slumped to a mere 1590 residents. Thirty years later, however, and Pyrmont alone had become home to approximately 12 000 people. The transformations that have enveloped the Pyrmont peninsula have been explored ? often passionately ? by historians. For them, Pyrmont and Ultimo gave much to Sydney for scant return. Angered by the waves of `slum-clearances, demolitions, powerhouses, intolerable traffic and the absence of public facilities? that had afflicted life in these suburbs, Michael Matthews? 1983 history of the suburbs sought to capture the `more glorious past of this area? and to mount a case for the improvement of `Sydney?s Sink?. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher UTSePress en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title 'It used to be a Dingy Kind of Joint': Reflections on Pubs and the Past in Pyrmont and Ultimo en_US
dc.parent Locating Suburbia: memory, place, creativity en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 125 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 139 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 210300 en_US
dc.personcode 106905 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.staffid 106905 en_US

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