Greater Sydney's first fully-enclosed shopping mall was officially dedicated March 21, 1964. MIRANDA FAIR, situated 12 miles southwest of the urban core, cost over 3 million dollars to build and had parking accommodations for 1,100 autos.


MIRANDA FAIR, Australia's second climate-controlled retail complex, consisted of 3 interconnected hexagonal structures. In 1964, it housed approximately 240,000 lettable square feet. 
Photo from State Library of New South Wales



Originally anchored by a Sydney-based Farmer's, MIRANDA FAIR would go on to become Australia's first 2-anchor shopping complex. A Grace Brothers location was completed in August 1971. In the present-day, the retail complex is known as WESTFIELD MIRANDA. It encompasses 1,191,500 lettable square feet, with 396 tenant spaces. 
Photo from State Library of New South Wales