Redfern is the last station before Sydney Central. It is adjacent to the NSW Government Railway's main engineering workshops, now being supplemented by a high-technology park.
It is the centre of Sydney's inner city aboriginal community but is under the usual pressures of gentrification, due to its proximity to the city centre.
The urban dimension of this struggle and the origins of legal services within the inner city aboriginal community are recounted on these links.
In 1992 Redfern Park was the site of a significant statement by then Prime Minister Paul Keating
|The access bridge to Redfern Station overlooks the Sydney CBD.|
|In addition to the rail corridor, Redfern is crossed by heavily used inbound and outbound highway routes|
Redfern Street, from the Post Office to the station approach, is little changed over the past few years. It still contains a variety of cut-price clothing outlets.
The side streets are showing signs of gentrification with inserted blocks of flats and renovated terraced houses.
The public improvements to Lawson Square seem to meet with some degree of disapproval.
|Until the construction of Central
Station, Redfern was the site of the Sydney railway terminus.
"Getting off at Redfern" is an old Sydney term for coitus interruptus.
The encroaching inner city gentrification threatens a different form of interruption.
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