History UsefulNotes / Sydney

14th Dec '17 9:07:40 AM SeptimusHeap
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* For a period in the late '80s the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' went further underground than usual and operated out of a hidden base in the outback (requisitioned from a band of cyborg Road Warrior rejects) with the aid of a mysterious [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Indigenous Australian]] teleporter. This was one of the few places where they mixed up both Sydney and the outback. (Odd, considering Chris Claremont has been to Sydney.)

to:

* For a period in the late '80s the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' went further underground than usual and operated out of a hidden base in the outback (requisitioned from a band of cyborg Road Warrior rejects) with the aid of a mysterious [[MagicalNativeAmerican Magical Indigenous Australian]] teleporter. This was one of the few places where they mixed up both Sydney and the outback. (Odd, considering Chris Claremont has been to Sydney.)
7th Dec '17 2:16:49 AM Hugpocalypse
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

Something else that can be talked about is the cafe culture - just about every block, whether you're in the middle of the CBD or quiet outer suburbs like Richmond or Picton, is chockfull of them, and [[MustHaveCaffeine people take the quality of their coffee]] [[SeriousBusiness dead seriously]]. Any place that falters in this area will suffer, and suffer ''fast''. A combination of a mobile population and Greek/Italian migration means that Sydney is a city of coffee snobs, and it's one of the few qualities that Sydneysiders and Melburnians will admit to sharing. Another thing Sydneysiders go nuts over is the HSP, or Halal Snack Pack, the pride and joy of the western suburbs. A product of Middle Eastern migrants, [=HSPs=] are a mix of chips (the fried kind to any Brits or Americans reading this) seasoned with chicken salt (plain salt is looked down upon), kebab meat (a choice of beef, chicken, lamb, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs or a mix of whatever's available]]), and a slathering of sauce (you also get a choice in this, though the 'Holy Trinity' of BBQ sauce, aioli and hot sauce is preferred. Any choice is fine, unless you simply pick tomato sauce, in which case, [[BerserkButton bad idea]]). Cheese is also a recommended addition. All in all, it's big, fattening, and absolutely ''delicious''.
22nd Nov '17 2:02:21 PM ACW
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->-- '''Henry Lawson.''' [[note]] [[NamesTheSame No,]] [[VideoGames/MassEffect3 not]] [[AbusiveParents that]] [[CompleteMonster one.]][[/note]]

to:

-->-- '''Henry Lawson.''' [[note]] [[NamesTheSame No,]] not [[VideoGames/MassEffect3 not]] [[AbusiveParents that]] [[CompleteMonster that one.]][[/note]]
20th Nov '17 1:41:32 AM KnightofLsama
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Even if the location is not visited or mentioned directly many of the alternate universes such as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron Blooded Orphans]] will show Australia with a large circular bay roughly centred on Sydney in homan to the Universal Century event.

to:

** Even if the location is not visited or mentioned directly many of the alternate universes such as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron Blooded Orphans]] will show Australia with a large circular bay roughly centred on Sydney in homan homage to the Universal Century event.
20th Nov '17 1:40:30 AM KnightofLsama
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Even if the location is not visited or mentioned directly many of the alternate universes such as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron Blooded Orphans]] will show Australia with a large circular bay roughly centred on Sydney in homan to the Universal Century event.




to:

* Rin lived somwhere in the Sydney area in ''{{Anime/Free}}'' and returns to visit along with Haruka in episode 12 of the second season.
19th Nov '17 12:36:36 AM IzaiahSalter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->-- '''Henry Lawson.'''

to:

-->-- '''Henry Lawson.'''
''' [[note]] [[NamesTheSame No,]] [[VideoGames/MassEffect3 not]] [[AbusiveParents that]] [[CompleteMonster one.]][[/note]]
9th Sep '17 2:59:11 PM Hugpocalypse
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Sydney's fortunes reversed in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]], when Melbourne's booming economy crashed, causing a nationwide economic recession and leaving Melbourne economically stagnant for decades. Even with Melbourne becoming capital of Australia from Federation in 1901 to 1927, Sydney overtook Melbourne's place as Australia's biggest city in 1905, and from that point on, it became a much better place to live than it was previously. However, trends are showing that Melbourne might take that coveted spot back very soon. Today, Sydney is a ''very'' large city, taking up a size roughly 75% of UsefulNotes/{{The Netherlands}}, with its population spread out all over the place. There's been talks of centralising the city and decentralising the states to prevent NSW from becoming a one-city state; cities such as Wollongong, Newcastle, Griffith and Albury are increasingly being seen as alternatives to Sydney, and Sydney's high (read: astronomical) housing prices and shoddy infrastructure (which they're desperately striving to improve), such as an overcrowded airport and relatively slow public transport [[note]] It's not because it's actually slow, per se, Sydney is just ''huge'', with the one hour train ride from Sydney CBD to sprawl suburbs like Penrith, Windsor, Cronulla, and Campbelltown being on par with other first world cities' public transport to their urban sprawl (read: 50km or more from CBD). Also, massive public transport delays can occur [[WeaksauceWeakness from]] [[SnowedIn a dusting of snow]] in the Blue Mountains. Additionally, Australia as a whole lacks any sort of a high speed rail system with currently no real plan to create one anytime soon. Finally, the overcrowding of the airport is to be remedied by the construction of another airport at Badgerys Creek, a rural area between Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown, if anything, this made high speed rail an even lower priority in Australia. [[/note]], in TheNewTens only add fuel to that fire. Multiple renovations in the city (such as making a [[http://westernsydneyparklands.com.au giant park in the city's west]], a French Riviera-style strip in Brighton-le-Sands and turning King's Cross into Sydney's Times Square,[[note]] For reference on that last one, King's Cross is famous for being ''the'' nightclub and {{red light district}} of Sydney at best; at worst, it has a justified reputation for attracting all sorts of crime, such as a heavy drug dealer presence, crime families owning nightclubs, abundant prostitution, etc. Also, only William Street, the main street of the area looks anything close to Times Square, while the rest of King's Cross is sometimes viewed in the same light as [[CityNoir Gotham City]] [[/note]]) are underway, leading to the nickname "City of Cranes" due to the somewhat absurd amount of development done to it.

to:

Sydney's fortunes reversed in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]], when Melbourne's booming economy crashed, causing a nationwide economic recession and leaving Melbourne economically stagnant for decades. Even with Melbourne becoming capital of Australia from Federation in 1901 to 1927, Sydney overtook Melbourne's place as Australia's biggest city in 1905, and from that point on, it became a much better place to live than it was previously. However, trends are showing that Melbourne might take that coveted spot back very soon. Today, Sydney is a ''very'' large city, taking up a size roughly 75% of UsefulNotes/{{The Netherlands}}, with its population spread out all over the place. There's been talks of centralising the city and decentralising the states to prevent NSW from becoming a one-city state; cities such as Wollongong, Newcastle, Griffith and Albury are increasingly being seen as alternatives to Sydney, and Sydney's high (read: astronomical) housing prices and shoddy infrastructure (which they're desperately striving to improve), such as an overcrowded airport and relatively slow public transport [[note]] It's not because it's actually slow, per se, Sydney is just ''huge'', with the one hour train ride from Sydney CBD to sprawl suburbs like Penrith, Windsor, Cronulla, and Campbelltown being on par with other first world cities' public transport to their urban sprawl (read: 50km or more from CBD). Also, massive public transport delays can occur [[WeaksauceWeakness from]] [[SnowedIn a dusting of snow]] in the Blue Mountains. Additionally, Australia as a whole lacks any sort of a high speed rail system with currently no real plan to create one anytime soon. Finally, the overcrowding of the airport is to be remedied by the construction of another airport at Badgerys Creek, a rural area between Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown, if anything, this made high speed rail an even lower priority in Australia. [[/note]], in TheNewTens only add fuel to that fire. Multiple renovations in the city (such as making a [[http://westernsydneyparklands.com.au giant park in the city's west]], a French Riviera-style strip in Brighton-le-Sands and turning King's Cross into Sydney's Times Square,[[note]] For reference on that last one, King's Cross is famous for being ''the'' nightclub and {{red light district}} of Sydney at best; at worst, it has a justified reputation for attracting all sorts of crime, such as a heavy drug dealer presence, crime families owning nightclubs, abundant prostitution, etc. Also, only William Street, the main street of the area looks anything close to Times Square, while the rest of King's Cross is sometimes viewed in the same light as [[CityNoir Gotham City]] [[/note]]) are underway, leading to the nickname "City of Cranes" due to the somewhat absurd amount of development done to it.
it.[[note]]This stems from making up for lost time; development and construction slowed to a crawl from 2004 to 2012[[/note]]. Just don't bring up [[BerserkButton the Lockout Laws]].

Sydney's massive sprawl (and as mentioned before, we mean massive) means that it dominates the central coast of New South Wales; the metropolitan area includes Greater Sydney, Illawarra (from Wollongong to as far south as Nowra), the Southern Highlands (which includes Bowral and Moss Vale), through the Blue Mountains as far west as Lithgow, Central Coast[[note]]It was even officially a region of Sydney until 2005. People who live in places like Gosford still identify as being from Sydney, though Sydneysiders tend to disagree.[[/note]], before linking up with the Newcastle metro area (including Lake Macquarie, Maitland, the Hunter basin up to Muswellbrook and up the coast to Nelson Bay). With more and more people living in commuter towns rather than near the city itself, there have been no signs of slowing down, with urban sprawl potentially reaching the regional city of Goulburn or even Canberra.
4th Aug '17 5:18:24 PM CH4S
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** An area between Parramatta, Canterbury-Bankstown and the Inner West is where Sydney's Olympic Park is located. [[TemptingFate Despite being located atop a former clay mine, abattoir and landfill]] and near the [[MadeOfExplodium munitions stockpile at the Newington Armory]], the 2000 Sydney Olympics attracted worldwide praise for its smooth operation, lack of bad consequences (such as what happened to UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} and {{Athens}} ) and successful utilisation of Olympic facilities after the games. However, due to it's proximity to industrial areas, [[HellholePrison Silverwater Jail]] and a large oil refinery, the area has a slight reputation as a {{PollutedWasteland}}. [[MoodWhiplash On the other hand, this area also has diverse shopping opportunities]] at Flemington Markets, Direct Factory Outlets (known locally as DFO) and an IKEA.

to:

** An area between Parramatta, Canterbury-Bankstown and the Inner West is where Sydney's Olympic Park is located. [[TemptingFate Despite being located atop a former clay mine, abattoir and landfill]] and near the [[MadeOfExplodium munitions stockpile at the Newington Armory]], the 2000 Sydney Olympics attracted worldwide praise for its smooth operation, lack of bad consequences (such as what happened to UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} and {{Athens}} UsefulNotes/{{Athens}} ) and successful utilisation of Olympic facilities after the games. However, due to it's proximity to industrial areas, [[HellholePrison Silverwater Jail]] and a large oil refinery, the area has a slight reputation as a {{PollutedWasteland}}.{{polluted Wasteland}}. [[MoodWhiplash On the other hand, this area also has diverse shopping opportunities]] at Flemington Markets, Direct Factory Outlets (known locally as DFO) and an IKEA.




to:

* ''Series/HereComeTheHabibs'' is set on a rich suburb on Sydney Harbour. It is a satire of {{culture shock}} between {{old money}} [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] with the {{noveau riche}} [[UsefulNotes/ThoseWhoveComeAcrossTheSeas ethnic minority]] family who moved in next door.
27th Jun '17 6:52:38 PM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.

to:

** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, UsefulNotes/RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.



UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} and Sydney have long had a rivalry over which city is better, with Melbourne usually claiming cultural supremacy while Sydney claims the crown for economic and political reasons. The two cities have a sporting rivalry in UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball (The two cities otherwise tend to mainly support the [[RugbyLeague other]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball two]] codes of Football dominant within their states.). To add to the rivalry, these two cities were the first two in the Southern Hemisphere to host the Olympics, Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. [[TakeThat But then again, Melbourne has less scenery porn in its area than Sydney]].

to:

UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}} and Sydney have long had a rivalry over which city is better, with Melbourne usually claiming cultural supremacy while Sydney claims the crown for economic and political reasons. The two cities have a sporting rivalry in UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball (The two cities otherwise tend to mainly support the [[RugbyLeague [[UsefulNotes/RugbyLeague other]] [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball two]] codes of Football dominant within their states.). To add to the rivalry, these two cities were the first two in the Southern Hemisphere to host the Olympics, Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. [[TakeThat But then again, Melbourne has less scenery porn in its area than Sydney]].
27th May '17 2:03:21 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from the VietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.

to:

** South Western Sydney, centered around the 'second CBD' of Parramatta was filled with immigration waves from the 1970's onward. This contained Vietnamese fleeing from the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, Lebanese, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, ex-Yugoslavian immigrants and from the mid 2000's, African refugees many of which come from Sudan. It is one of the most multi-cultural regions on the planet [[note]] According to the 2011 census only 27.5% of the Parra population was born in Australia (Parra is what the locals call it. Just about every place name in Sydney is shortened in conversation) [[/note]]and has been said to contain people from more countries than actually exist right now. Apart from Parramatta, there is relatively little high rise buildings and contains wide areas of urban sprawl. Unlike the rest of the city, people from the South West will prefer UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball over RugbyLeague, and half of all players from the Australian National team hail from the South West area.
This list shows the last 10 events of 112. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=UsefulNotes.Sydney