Monthly Archives: March 2015

THROWBACK Monday – Century Theatre Broadmeadow

By | March 29, 2015

The Century Theatre was an imposing building of simplified Art Deco style designed by architects Guy Crick & Charles Bohringer. The theatre sat on the corner of Belford Street & Broadmeadow Road, with wings spread from the central core, all rendered in smooth brickface. The builder was William Stronach of Hamilton, who erected the Civic… Read More »

THROWBACK Monday – Embassy Theatre

By | March 29, 2015

73-75 Katoomba Street By 1911 a house called Riversdale had been built on allotment 23 of James Neale’s estate on Katoomba Street. It had before 1911 been owned by Richard Godson but in 1911 was acquired by the local dentist, Alfred Seller (Rate Books). In 1915 Seller decided to redevelop his property, presumably demolished Riversdale,… Read More »

Slacklining comes to Mount Victoria

By | March 28, 2015

Dozens of adrenaline junkies have descended upon Sydney’s Blue Mountains for a death-defying test of skill and balance Slacklining, as it’s known, involves rigging lines, usually made of metal, across various spans and then attempting to walk them without falling. Highlining is a style of slacklining where the two anchor points are set up with… Read More »

Celebrating Blue Mountains Seniors

By | March 26, 2015

Blue Mountains City Council hosted the annual Seniors Week Recognition Awards for 2015 at the new Blue Mountains Community Hub on 23 March, as a part of the long running Seniors Week program. Twenty one seniors were recognised during the Awards ceremony for their pivotal role in our community through volunteering. Each recipient has volunteered… Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK – David Whiteman

By | March 24, 2015

David studying the art of still photography for almost 60 years… still learning but loving the challenge of finding the perfect shot. “A keen photographer for over 50 years (yes I started with a Kodak Box Brownie) but only really serious about it for the past 6 or 7 years.  I have won awards in… Read More »