One of the highlights of the State archives collection for the 20th Century is a highly significant set of documents relating to the iconic Sydney Opera House. They include the 1955 booklet setting out the conditions for the architectural competition, the original set of competition drawings submitted by Jørn Utzon, as well as a number of later, more detailed sketches, drawings and plans.
The Galleries include:
- Report on the Structural Details of the proposed scheme for the minor hall auditorium ceiling by Ove Arup and Partners, Engineers (PDF, 1.1mb)
(from NRS 12767 – Department of Public Works: Draft copies of the Sydney Opera House Estimate, July 1968, and related papers)