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At the Podium: Richard 'Dick' Whitaker

Topic: Cruising about Town—the history of the motor car in Sydney

 Retired Sky News Weather Chief Meteor-ologist, Dick Whitaker's other interests and publications are in mathematics, the military, the motorcar and climate, as well as social, change. In July's At the Podium, Dick Whitaker takes us through Sydney streets from 1900 through to the iconic T-Model Ford and the emergence of the middle-class motorist. Within thirty years the horse disappeared from Sydney streets to be replaced by petrol belching motorcars—the change to life was as great as the Internet revolution one hundred years later. Dick presents a fascinating look at early photographs of Sydney's first traffic congestion.