Sydney's Transport

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Garry Wotherspoon


Over its history, Sydney transport has moved from purely human-powered, through water-based transport, horse-powered transport, railways, trams, buses and cars. The compromises that created Sydney’s transport network had to take into account the restrictions of physical geography, the changing economic and social needs of the population, the limitations of technology, ideas about funding and ownership, and political feasibility or expediency.

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Garry Wotherspoon

Sydney historian. Winner of the Centenary of Federation medal in 2001.