Impossible the Next




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Chapter 2 - The Opera House: The white sails of Sydney's Opera House are the city's most iconic design, but it turns out there was more than a little luck that went into its construction.

Chapter 3 - Mrs Macquarie's Chair: Governor Macquarie was very much the man in charge of the early colony, but as the saying goes behind every great man there is a woman. The correspondent discovers that, back then, it was equally true that behind every great woman there was a man.

Chapter 6 - The Casino: There will be stories - so the slick Casino promises us - come read the story of how each player lost himself to the night and left a changed man.

Chapter 22 - Rose Bay Afloat: The decision to squat on a floating restaurant leads to a kidnapping and high stakes siege. Does the secret to escape lie in the restaurant's supply of fortune cookies?

Chapter 25 - Harbour Bridge: The residents of Sydney's North and South are tricked into the construction of a bridge that will unite them forever.

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Chapter 1 - Camp Cove: The correspondent starts his adventures in Sydney at the landing place of the First Fleet, but have the history books done the true story of the birth of the nation justice?

Chapter 2 - The Opera House: The white sails of Sydney's Opera House are the city's most iconic design, but it turns out there was more than a little luck that went into its construction.

Chapter 3 - Mrs Macquarie's Chair: Governor Macquarie was very much the man in charge of the early colony, but as the saying goes behind every great man there is a woman. The correspondent discovers that, back then, it was equally true that behind every great woman there was a man.

Chapter 4 - The Queen Victoria Building: Everyone knows the QVB was going to be torn down, but few remember when it was the seat of power of a budding micro-state on the North Shore

Chapter 5 - Cafe de Wheels: The correspondent is pressed for a restaurant recommendation by the Reader, but exploring culture through cuisine leads to unexpected answers about the provenance of the meal.

Chapter 6 - The Casino: There will be stories - so the slick Casino promises us - come read the story of how each player lost himself to the night and left a changed man.

Chapter 7 - Italian Forum: Andreuccio Melzani discovers it's hard to live a private life in the panopticon of the Forum, but he has an ingenious idea to free him from the prying eyes of his neighbours. Before long it's each resident for themself and selves.

Chapter 8 - The Annandale Hotel: The locals are desperate to keep the live music scene alive and they find trading places is the best way keep the pub on its feet.

Chapter 9 - Milk Bar: This old school milk-bar used to be quite the hangout before smart-phones brought the late wave hipsters to spoil the scene.

Chapter 10 - Sydney Park: A mysterious order of monks once made their home amongst the brick towers of the park, but what could have happened to make them give up their most holy purpose?

Chapter 11 - CityRail: A tale of love and determinism set on the predictably late trains of the city network.

Chapter 12 - Riverstone Park: Residents of the project homes attempt perfect suburban lives. But will life's little setbacks or a missplaced oyster light spell the end of suburban bliss?

Chapter 13 - Mitchell Road: A spot of shopping goes astray, when the correspondent learns the unsavoury fate of everyday household objects.

Chapter 14 - The White Rabbit: The perfect promotion of this trendy inner-city gallery becomes a perfect nightmare when colourful critters take over the pavements of Sydney.

Chapter 15 - Central Park: The residents near Central Park are determined to stop the development in its tracks. The developers wrack their imaginations to discover whether the hipsters can be bought.

Chapter 16 - Hyde Park: A chance encounter in the Park leads to a high stakes chess game loaded with spite, class warfare and en passant.

Chapter 17 - Cremorne Orpheum: The Orpheum outlasts its cinema rivals with the help of some industrial espionage.

Chapter 18 - Badgerys Creek: The Government wants to build a new airport, but the locals simply won't hear of it.

Chapter 19 - Monorail: A determined band of supporters rallies to prevent the dismantling of the monorail. Can they save it and prevent history repeating?

Chapter 20 - Small Bar: A night on the town in search of a lost small bar, eccentric furnishings and the perfect mojito.

Chapter 21 - Centennial Park: A few cheeky maps leave visitors muddled, but does the chaos contain the secret of a perfect design?

Chapter 22 - Rose Bay Afloat: The decision to squat on a floating restaurant leads to a kidnapping and high stakes siege. Does the secret to escape lie in the restaurant's supply of fortune cookies?

Chapter 23 - Homebush: The Royal Easter Show is in town, and an attempt to learn about nature reveals parallels between the fare at the Olympic ground and the athletic feats of the Olympics.

Chapter 24 - Pub: Cheap beer, $9 steaks and the siren's call of the poker machines proves too strong even for the cosmopolitan correspondent.

Chapter 25 - Harbour Bridge: The residents of Sydney's North and South are tricked into the construction of a bridge that will unite them forever.

Chapter 26 - Bondi Beach: the Reader finally gets the better of the correspondent, forcing him to Sydney's most famous beach. But is it just famous for being famous?

Chapter 27 - Woolwich Dock: The impressive dry dock once constructed a weapon to end all warfare.

Chapter 28 - Botany Bay: The Bay is sacrificed for the beauty of Port Jackson, but does everyone see it the same way?

Chapter 29 - Barangaroo: The design of the harbourside development is put to a vote. Can everyone get a bit of what they want when unintended consequences ensue?

Chapter 30 - 1 Jamison Street: An incongurous apartment block falls in and out of fashion favour.

Chapter 31 - Hillsong: Prosperity preaching is not what it's cracked up to be, as the correspondent is forced to redeem a congregation more familiar than first meets the eye.

Postscript: All is almost lost as the search for the correspondent begins.