image Snapshot Sunday – Number 96

Australians of a certain age may recognise this block of flats in Sydney as the location of popular TV series "Number 96"
Australians of a certain age may recognise this block of flats in Sydney as the location of popular TV series “Number 96”

While we were in Sydney in March my sister wanted to find the location of the apartment building used for the Australian television show “Number 96” which ran from 1972 – 77.

When we were teenagers this was the show that everyone talked about at school and at work as it was quite daring for the time. I never watched it myself but Naomi did and said that she liked it because it was often funny and compared to the TV dramas of today she felt the characters were more like ordinary people.

The show was set in Paddington, an inner city suburb of Sydney but this building is actually in the adjacent suburb of Woolhara. Naomi knew the name of the street but not the exact location so we set out to find it. We took a taxi and as luck would have it the taxi driver was a man of around our own age who also remembered the show and he and Naomi had a good chat about what they remembered of the characters and although he didn’t know the exact location of the building either he recognised it when he saw it.

It was not the easiest building to photograph on a sunny morning, this was the best of four pictures I took and incidentally the last one I took with my Nikon Coolpix L120 as I broke it later that day.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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