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CORNERSTONE BAR AND FOOD
The food here is far removed from
the lunch boxes of the early rail yard
workers who laboured under the same
steel beams. Think chocolate brownies
with fairy floss and popcorn, and
hazelnut and soya smoothies.
cornerstonebarandfood.com.au
SETTE CAFE
Set in Channel 7’s studio HQ in the
Australian Technology Park, the cafe is
perfect for celebrity spotting.
settecafe.com.au
ARCADIA LIQUORS
Sip on mulled wine during the cooler
months and on assorted beers, wine
and cocktails year round at this small
bar (below). It’s run by a pair of quirky
beer fanatics – one is a fan of slide guitar
while the other poses with a different
dog on Instagram every day.
arcadialiquors.com
Once home to the world’s
largest and most advanced
railway workshops, this area
has since reinvented itself
as a centre for Sydney’s arts,
food, television and modern
technology.
BY CATHERINE MARSHALL
Eveleigh
PROP WORKSHOP
In the run-up to
the 2000 Sydney
Olympics, the former
railway workshops
were used as a site
for building sets and
creating costumes.
DI FFERENT TRACKS
The Eveleigh rail yards in its different incarnations.
100,000
workers in Australia
who went on strike
after 3,000 downed
tools in Eveleigh in
1917 (right).
HIP HANGOUTS
1887
The Eveleigh rail yards
are built amid New South
Wales’ first railway lines.
1988
The railway workshops
are closed due to a gradual
decline in production,
inefficient buildings,
restrictive union
practices and increased
privatisation.
1991
The rail yards are
transformed into the
Australian Technology
Park and fill up with TV
studios, educational
organisations, start-ups
and mature technology
companies.
2009
Eveleigh Farmers’ Market
(
eveleighmarket.com.au
)
starts operating
every Saturday in the
blacksmith’s workshop
of the rail yards. Amonth
later, the Eveleigh Artisans’
Market also begins its run
at the same site on the first
Sunday of every month.
TRAIN TIMES
MUNITIONS
FACTORY
During WorldWar
II, the skylights were
painted black to allow
the making of weapons
and ammunition to
proceed undetected.
CREATIVE HUB
Movies Happy Feet Two
and Mad Max: Fury Road
were made in the studios
of CarriageWorks
(
carriageworks.com.au
).
It’s also a venue for arts
peformances.
E S S E N T I A L S
little districts