“Lyndhurst” – Glebe

    Anti-expressway graffiti, Glebe. (source: Kurt Iveson, originally supplied by Meredith Burgmann)

    In the early 1970s, at the behest of newly formed Glebe Society, Jack Mundey and the BLF led a fight against two monumental expressways that would have sliced through residential areas of Glebe, Ultimo, Leichhardt, Rozelle and Annandale. The project would displace around 2,500 people and a green ban was ultimately placed on the project in 1972. See also: North-West Expressway

    In 1971 Albert Mispel wrote a passionate protest against the effects of the proposed expressway which would have involved the destruction of Lyndhurst House; an historical manor on Darghan Street. Lyndhurst became a potent symbol for the anti-expressway movement and the Save Lyndhurst Committee officially requested a separate green ban be placed on the building in July 1972.

    Research provided by Isabella Maher


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