Daily Telegraph (Australia): City council releases hundreds of 19th century complaint letters written by Sydney’s most irked residents and ratepayers

Daily Telegraph (Australia): City council releases hundreds of 19th century complaint letters written by Sydney’s most irked residents and ratepayers. “Whinges about neighbours boiling smelly tripe in their backyard and business owners moaning about delays in tramlines being built outside their premises are just two of the thousands of grumbles that can now be accessed through the council’s online archives. The correspondence from irked and irritated Sydneysiders living in areas including Newtown, Camperdown, Pyrmont and Ultimo were found among more than 56,000 hand written letters posted to the council between 1843 and 1899.”

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