About Us

Tuesday 14 December 2010, by

In March 2000, at the height of the dotcom boom, two entrepreneurs by the name of Simon Crookall and Michael Pennington had an idea to set up a classified ads website for Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans arriving in the city. That was when the Gumtree community was born, as thousands flocked to the site …read more

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Guest blog post – Streets Alive on car sharing

Friday 12 November 2010, by

Living in the city, many people don’t drive enough to justify the expense of owning a car and yet they have occasions, be it weekly shopping trips to city weekend escapes, when having access to a car suits their needs.  And on the other hand, several privately owned cars are being used infrequently in the …read more

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Guest blog post – Kevin Harris on Neighbourhoods

Thursday 29 July 2010, by

Most of us think neighbourliness is important. We feel relaxed when we know the people around us, more anxious if we don’t trust them. It’s natural to be curious about whether we’re more neighbourly or less neighbourly than we used to be, or whether some kinds of street are more neighbourly than others. So what’s …read more

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Happy birthday, Gumtree

Thursday 18 March 2010, by

Gumtree is 10 years old this year. It’s been a remarkable 10 years, and I want to thank you for your part in making Gumtree the growing success that it is.

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