Timeline

In 1973 the AHC formed in direct response to the widespread discrimination Aboriginal people experienced in the private rental market. Below is a timeline of AHC’s history. Please click on AHC Story for further information.

2012
Pemulwuy D.A. approved by the NSW Department of Planning
2011
AHC received a grant from Former Premier Kristina Kenneally of $2 Million for the Development Application
2011
Development Application lodged with Department of Planning
2011
Remaining houses on The Block demolished
2011
Final relocation of remaining 14 tenants
2009
Concept approval for the Pemulwuy Project
2004
RWA Minister Frank Sartor
2004
Redfern riot
2000
AHC Social Plan
1996
First relocation of tenants on The Block for development
1994
Last house purchase on Louis Street, Redfern which made up “The Block”
1990’s
Drugs and crime epidemic
1987
First Concept master plan for the redevelopment of the block by South Sydney Council
1985
Elouera Tony Mundine gym was established
1983
A wave of vandalism, high youth problems
1980’s
Murawina childcare centre opened on Eveleigh Street
1980’s
Established black market supermarket on Louis Street, Redfern
1975
Bob Blair and Col James attended auction to purchase first lot of houses of IBK auction
1974
Grant from the Whitlam Government $500,000
1973
AHC was established
1972
Mop and bucket brigade
1972
15 goomies squatted in empty houses in Louis Street, Redfern

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