Photos - Sydney North (continued)
Six million, some of which we can see at Alfred Street South, Milsons Point.
Hand me the spanner, please, so I can take one as a souvenir.
In a freezing climate, these could be for curling practice - here it is for practising curling a cricket ball to the batsman.
A school building or residential units? You can’t make up
your mind? Neither can the school.
1887 Opened as Naremburn Public School
1912 Infants’ school added
1913 Becomes Superior Public School
1941 Becomes Intermediate High School
1966 Becomes a central school
1974 Reverts to primary school
1990 Closed and redeveloped for housing
1992 Reopened as a girls’ school
? Becomes a ‘behaviour unit’
2002 Becomes Naremburn School
Just like Moses parting the sea, the red-squared
post parts house and cars as it leads its red-circled followers
to the promised land, Henry Lane, Naremburn.
Away from the main roads, most of Naremburn is a brilliantly-preserved
oasis for houses of Alan’s age. Stained-glass
windows feature on most of them.
Many Narrabeen houses are only a couple
of metres above the level of its famous lakes. For sufferers
of aquaphobia, there is an alternative: Lindley Avenue,
Towradgi Street, Narraweena: If you do not
behave yourself, you can go and rake up our backyard leaves.
It’s hard to believe that this dense bush is just a
couple of minutes’ drive from the harbour bridge.
Slash your way through it in Forsyth Park, Neutral Bay.
Darley Street, Neutral Bay,
rolls out the red carpet for a tired Alan.