You might have heard that Roselands shopping centre turned 50 years old last month.
It was a game changer in suburban shopping back in the 1960s. Although not the first department store to establish suburban outlets, Grace Bros was the first to strategically plan and develop an extensive network of branches in suburban Sydney. Roselands was part of their aspirations in the 1960s and 1970s to have a store within 10 minutes drive of every housewife in Sydney.
Dr Lisa Murray from the Dictionary of Sydney spoke with Mitch about the history of the suburban Roselands shopping centre.