Historical information

Piece discussing and defending the construction of the Sydney Opera House and Jorn Utzon. Boyd recounts how the impatience of Sydney and necessity to show the progress of the building have resulted in premature construction and inflation of the cost. Piece ends with questioning whether the Opera House will be worth it. A copy of the published article was in the Sydney Opera House scrapbook in the desk cupboard (item P1378.19).


Original manuscript of an article published in The Australian on 18.09.1965. This is the first part of a three part series called 'This Opera House' published 18th, 19th and 21st September 1965 (see D175 and D176).

Physical description

Typewritten, quarto, 10 pages