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Rear cover reads: Have you ever wondered just how your suburb got its name or what it was like to live there 50 or 100 years ago? Join historian Frances Pollon on a fascinating journey into the past and satisfy your curiosity. In The Book of Sydney Suburbs, which is handily arranged in alphabetical order, you can trace the development of the suburbs from their first settlement to the present day. Find out what part local residents played in naming their suburbs, and who built the magnificent houses and public buildings of the last two centuries, some of which still stand while sadly others have been demolished. Meet the famous and infamous, the architects, engineers and landowners, and some of the more extraordinary Sydney identities such as the daring Miss Van Tassell who jumped 5,000 feet from a hot-air balloon to entertain an expectant crowd at Bondi. Quite a feat in 1890! The history of more than 400 Sydney suburbs come to life in this unique book, which includes over 200 black-and-white pictures and a useful index of people. Frances Pollon is a fourth generation Australian who sees herself as a social historian, as interested in the personalities of historical figures as in their achievements. In the early 1980s Pollon collaborated with historian Philip Geeves on the research for his popular ABC "City Extra" programme and the Sydney Morning Herald's "Geeves on Thursday" column. She also compiled and edited The Best of Geeves and has written four other books on Australian social history. At present she is writing a history of History House, the Macquarie Street home of the Royal Australian Historical Society of which she is a councillor.
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Book Description Sydney; Angus and Robertson; 1988, 1988. paperback in very good condition, pages tanned; 288 pages b/w photos. Seller Inventory # 83076
Book Description Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1988, 1988. 26.0 x 19.0cms, 288pp, b/w illusts, very good paperback & cover (tanning paper), owner's name on title page, good+ Arranged alphabetically, this book traces the developement of each of Sydney's suburbs from their first settlement to the city's bicentennial celebrations. Seller Inventory # 153143
Book Description Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1990. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Size: 10"-12" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Australian History; ISBN: 0207144958. ISBN/EAN: 9780207144950. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 38823. Seller Inventory # 38823