|Book Size||269 x 248 x 37 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||1 Oct 2013|
|Subject Classification||Local interest, family history & nostalgia / Places in old photographs|
Retro Sydney: Updated Edition is a fantastic visual throwback to the Harbour City in the 1950s and 60s, with never before seen images gathered by vintage photograph collector Ian Collis.
Breathtaking photos of Sydneys most valuable landmarks provide a retrospective insight into the architecture, automobiles, fashions and popular pastimes of Sydneysiders of the time. Retro Sydney will have the reader in awe of 1950s and 60s events such as: The Opera House under construction, and after completion; Jaw-dropping shots of the Harbour Bridge from different sides of the Harbour; Queen Elizabeth II on her Royal Tour of Australia in 1954; The Royal Easter Show in the 50s and 60s when it was located in Moore Park; Old, industrial Pyrmont long before the Star Casino was established; Sydneysiders on the beach with families, lifeguards and lovely ladies in swimsuits; Suburbs we are all familiar with, as they were in the 1950s and 60s.
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.