Journal article

Town Planning and Private Enterprise in Early Twentieth Century Australia: Henry F Halloran, ‘Builder of Dreams’

R Freestone, D Nichols

History Australia | Published : 2010


Sydney real estate agent-surveyor Henry F Halloran was an unusual town planning advocate in the interwar years. Not only did he turn his schemes for new communities, which used the rhetoric and features of the early planning movement, into actual land developments, he also concentrated considerable effort on regional Australia. Halloran was particularly fond of coastlines, estuaries and shorelines. Many of his development projects have been subsumed into later holiday-making and sea-change localities. He promoted his planned developments near Wollongong, Newcastle and Jervis Bay in New South Wales both for their lifestyle and as investment opportunities based on future economic development. ..

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