National Geographic : 2000 Aug
a truly global city. While tending the identities of its var ious groups, Sydney also manages to pull them together. "It's a great mix," says Paul Furlong, head master of St. Mary's Primary School in Manly (top). "Having kids from different backgrounds makes for a richer educa tion." At a parade celebrating the nation's victory in World Cup cricket, the spirit of Sydney was 100 percent Australian.