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2010: Redfern People’s Castle

Despite serving as a community hub housing ten people, a free shop and a free cafe the People’s castle in Redfern was evicted by the City of Sydney in 2010. The city then took another year and a half to open the homeless shelter it had promised during the eviction. Meanwhile the squatters moved onto … Continue reading »

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2011: Sydney University Eviction

After 3 months occupation of a disused student college owned by the Catholic church a group of Sydney squatters were evicted in September 2011. For more on the squat check out this page.

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2001: Sydney, Interview with Predator at Broadway Squats

  A 2001 interview with Predator about Sydney’s Broadway squats and squatting in general. From Sydney Indymedia: “In 1997, Predator helped set up Catalyst, a radical community activist tech collective in Sydney, Australia. They went on to provide information technology services for a wide range of activist and commmunity based organisations around both Sydney and … Continue reading »

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1984: Australia You’re Squatting In It…

A round up of squatting activities happening in Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney from the Victorian Squatters Union’s 1984 Opening Doors handbook.

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2012: Sydney, Ashfield Anarchist HQ

This story on the eviction of this massive and productive space in March 2012 comes from Sydney Indymedia: Anarchist Ashfield HQ Evicted On Thursday the 15th of March a massive 4 story squat in Ashfield Sydney was evicted by private security forces. For 3 inspiring and eventful months the building had been home to over … Continue reading »

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1990s: Sydney squatting poster

A poster which, judging from the fonts, was put together in the early 1990s.

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1940s: Australian Squatting Campaigns

The following article, which provides a chronology of post-war squatting, originally appeared as a chapter in Iain McIntyre’s book Disturbing The Peace (Homebrew Publications) in 2005. Homes For The Homeless: Squatting In The Post-War Era The years following the end of World War II have often been portrayed as a time of harmony, but in … Continue reading »

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2002: Sydney, Midnight Star Grand Ballroom and Social Centre

In early 2002 activists previously involved with the Broadway Squats and other projects decided to venture out of the inner-city to squat an amazing abandoned ballroom in Homebush. The following film by Anna Vo and pieces from the archives recount a little of the space’s ten month history.

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2011: Sydney- New Years Eve banner drop

Banner drops and occupations took place at various empty building around Sydney on the most recent NYE, as reported on Sydney Indymedia and Squat!net: Some Sydney anarchists celebrate NYE by dropping 18 banners from 5 empty buildings in the CBD Black Rose books – January 5th, 2012 On New Years Eve while the city streets … Continue reading »

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1989: Sydney Broadway Squats

A set of shopfronts on Broadway near Sydney’s CBD was squatted not once, but twice, firstly in 1989, then in 2000. Elsewhere on this blog we have accounts from the latter occupation, but in this article from Angry People #10 in 1992 we get an account of the first one, in the context of commentary … Continue reading »

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