The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place

This virtual time capsule invites you to witness the events that defined the Block’s 40-year history; from protests, riots and police raids, to the opening of facilities for the Indigenous community, such as the Elouera-Tony Mundine Gym and the Black Market.

Explore the location and watch interviews with former residents and Indigenous people affiliated with the Block, as they remember its vibrant past, take stock of its dramatic downfall and ponder its future.

In September 2010, the few remaining tenants received notice to vacate their homes. The Aboriginal Housing Company, which owned the crumbling terraces, was keen to redevelop the land.

Now vacant, the Block sits on the verge of a new, uncertain rebirth.