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Sydney - Day 5 - Looking after Goldie

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Today was Jan and Andy's day to look after Goldie, so we went for a walk through the Artarmon reserve with Goldie to the Willoughby Incinerator for a coffee with Bec, who had walked down to meet us.

The Willoughby Incinerator is one of 12 designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Milton Nicholls. The Incinerator operated from 1934-67 and the sewerage plant continued until 1974. Its construction was part of an employment creation initiative undertaken by Council during the Great Depression. In 1968 a public campaign saved the building from demolition and it was listed with the National Trust and Royal Australian Institute of Architects as a building of significance. From 1980-89 the building was The Incinerator Restaurant and then adapted to an office. In 1999 it was listed with the NSW State Heritage Register. It is now a popular café/restaurant again.

In the evening we went out for dinner at the Origin Restaurant in Willoughby, it had been recommended by Bec as a good place for a meal.

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Goldie with scooter.

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Goldie.

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Goldie on her scooter again.

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The Willoughby Incinerator - now a cafe/restaurant.

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Willoughby Incinerator as built.

Posted by TwoAces 04:11

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