This thesis is an examination of the changes and plans for changes in
the physical structure of Sydney 1900-20. The thesis focuses upon the
seminal Royal Commission for the Improvement of the City of Sydney and
its Suburbs 1909 and culminates in the pioneering Local Government Act
1919. The role of recent innovations in technology, including steel, reinforced
concrete, and electricity, are given much attention, and the
evolution of the political administration under the weight of the...[Show more]
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