Introduction

For the stone will cry out from the wall, and the beam from the woodwork responds.

Lollyland is the story of 39 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney, Australia, a two storey terrace built in the 1870s with convict-made double brick walls on a sandstone foundation.

It is about roots of a poplar tree and an olive tree in the adjacent Minogue Reserve growing through those sandstone footings and destroying the overall structural integrity of the building.

It also recounts the migration story of Amir Bodenstein from Tel Aviv, Israel to Sydney, Australia in the land of the ancient Eora nation from 1999 until now in 2021.

Contents
1. Navigating this Website
2. The Poplar Tree – 1990
3. Morden Paint Pty Ltd – 2001
4. 39 Glebe Point Road, Glebe – 2004
5. My Space, My Face – 2010
6. The Future (Video, 4m 44s) – 2018
7. NSW Parliamentary Inquiry – 2021

1. Navigating this Website

The ‘lollyland.com.au’ website has an ‘Introduction’ (homepage) that is followed by 63 pages, all of which are arranged in three sections and nine subsections:

Introduction

A. Down Under
A1. Emergency Order 1
A2. Fairy Godmother
A3. Down Under

B. My Australia
B1. A Registered Deed
B2. I Beg You
B3. My Australia

C. Lollyland
C1. Fair Go
C2. Heart Dreaming
C3. Lollyland

Note:
The Sections and Subsections are marked in green in the menu, and they are themselves pages with content.

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2. The Poplar Tree – 1990

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3. Morden Paint Pty Ltd – 2001

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4. 39 Glebe Point Road, Glebe – 2004

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5. My Space, My Face – 2010

My space is an honest place. It faces me every day. It has one entrance for hope, the other for solitude.

The walls are wet with my tears and my body is bare like my soul; the reflection of memories passing through arched over me, destined to live within, born in the womb of mother darkness.

My place is not so bad. I speak to it, echoes thundering, the mind seeing all, repeating it, quoting mosaic passages with alarming prophecy.

Self in Exile
Mushroom Tunnel, Picton, NSW
Photo: Sam Campbell, 2010

The naked truth facing the train of thoughts. I was born to live in this space, a meager existence, a tough mighty soul. I chose this existence, a defying space. My space is an honest place. It faces me every night.

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6. The Future (Video, 4m 44s) – 2018

6.1. Film Resilience Challenge – 2017

7. NSW Parliamentary Inquiry – 2021

7.1. NSW Parliamentary Inquiry – 4 Jul 2019

Regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes

7.2. Submission by Amir Bodenstein – 4 Nov 2019

Submission No. 175 – Mr Amir Bodenstein

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7.3. 39 Glebe Point Road (photos) – 20 Nov 2019

View from the south
Photo: John Webber
View from the east
Photo: John Webber

7.4. Building Commissioner David Chandler, SMH – 13 Oct 2021

Apartment tower given temporary reprieve after engineer’s warnings of collapse

7.5. AB’s Questions on Notice – 05 Nov 2021

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