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From Settlement to the Bridge : a Pictorial History

by Ian Collis

Page Extent:368 pages
Book Size:185 x 131 x 10 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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A photographic history of Sydney from 1788 through to the 1950s.From the pioneer days of slab huts, through to the building of the bridge, this book details often forgotten and overlooked aspects of the city's history. Photos include:

  • the Francis Greenway designed markets that once graced the site of the QVB
  • Anthony Hordern department store and the fire that destroyed it
  • the construction of Martin Place and cars in the plaza
  • the township of Moruya and its significance to building the Harbour Bridge
  • workers heating rivets on the Bridge and the joining of the arches
  • the tram bridge into North Sydney
  • Opening Day - including that incident
  • Harbour bridge memorabilia in colour

About the Author

Ian Collis

Ian Collis is a well known rugby league historian - he has one of the largest collections of sporting memorabilia in Australia. His passion for rugby league comes from his father Joseph, who was a pioneer of the North Ryde Junior Rugby League Club in the Balmain Junior League and a former Club president before playing a role in the formation of the Ryde United JRL Club. Ian is currently the Head of Fox Sports Statistics.

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