Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Culture, locality & prejudice in Sydney

This one comes from the University of New South Wales via eldest in Europe. It captures some of the differing views across Sydney about other parts of Sydney. I did laugh. Map of sydney

5 comments:

Miss Eagle said...

Love the maps. When I lived in Sydney, I lived in the "cultured" zone and then moved to the upper reaches of the "motherland" slightly removed from "Tony Abbott land" TBTG. I loved the food places in "someone has to live there". My view was that the eastern suburbs were big on lifestyle but out in some areas of the western suburbs there was LIFE. Overall, one of the things I dislike about cities is the ghetto-ism. I hold the view that workplaces tend to be multi-cultural. The cities are not. At the end of the day. in the city, we each go home to our ghettoes - whether they are socio-economic or ethnic. I have lived in truly multi-cultural towns sans ghettos. We did mix. We had to. One major employer was a defining element. The two towns where I experienced this were the best places I ever lived and both were outback mining towns built before anyone in Oz had heard of FIFO.

Jim Belshaw said...

Hi Miss E. Glad you liked the maps! I grew up in the country, if Armidale can be called the country.

I hate, and I wrote a post on this that I decided to delete, the narrowness of a world on which you can choose who you will mix with.

Winton Bates said...

Shona's latest contribution on my blog about volunteering at play groups in the eastern suburbs seems to have some vague releveance to these maps. But please don't ask me to explain why. Sydney remains a mystery to me.

greatlakessocialist said...

A fellow regional blogger salutes you. Thanks for the map.

Jim Belshaw said...

Thank you gsl and my apologies for the very slow response!