History and Heritage Reports
Authors: Rosemary Kerr and Sue Rosen
This report was commissioned by State Projects at NSW Department of Public Works for use in a Conservation Management Plan commissioned to inform the management of the site after its decommisioning as a postal facility.
Indicative Table of Contents
1.0 Overview History; 1.1 The Site Pre Parcel Post Office; 1.1.1 The Cadigal Community; 1.1.2 The Sydney Benevolent Asylum; 1.2 The Parcels Post Office; 1.2.1 Establishment; 1.2.2 Construction; 1.2.3 Mail Branch; 1.2.4 Parcel Post.; 1.2.5 The Customs Section; 1.2.6 General Postal Services; 1.2.7 Training School; 1.2.8 Demise of the Parcels Post Function; 1.2.9 Post 1965; 2.0 Parcels Post Office Central Square Historical Outline; 2.1 Building Operation; 2.1.1 Sorting; 2.1.2 Parcels Work; 2.1.3 Subway connecting with Railway Station; 2.1.4 Mail Opening; 2.1.5 Other Postal Services; 2.1.6 Training Facilities; 2.1.7 Removal of Parcels Handling, Mail Exchange Branch and Customs Department to Redfern - 1965; 3.0 Chronology of Physical Development and Layout of the Parcels Post Office, Railway Square.