Historic Sydney: The Founding of Australia Susanna de Vries

ISBN: 9780958540827

Published: January 1st 1999

Unknown Binding

160 pages


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Historic Sydney: The Founding of Australia  by  Susanna de Vries

Historic Sydney: The Founding of Australia by Susanna de Vries
January 1st 1999 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9780958540827 | 5.33 Mb

This well-researched handsome book has become an Australian classic. Everyone with an interest in Sydneys history should possess a copy. Painting, drawings and engravings by some of Australias earliest artists record the establishment of theMoreThis well-researched handsome book has become an Australian classic. Everyone with an interest in Sydneys history should possess a copy.

Painting, drawings and engravings by some of Australias earliest artists record the establishment of the convict settlement. Through vivid text and colorful paintings we are transported back to the first hundred years of Old Sydney Town and watch it turn into a beautiful harbor city.Unlike the earliest days of London, Paris, or New York, Sydneys founding years were recorded in water-colors and drawings by trained naval military artists, which make this book both fascinating and unique. Its pages reveal aspects of Sydneys daily life and development with cricket matches and picnic parties in the Domain, sailing races on the harbor, the paddocks of Paddington Village and the workers cottages of Balmain.

The book is an important record of Sydney suburbs, colonial mansions, convict cottages and parts of the city that have been destroyed as well as areas that have been restored and are part of Australias heritage.The 120 paintings and sketches in the book bring to life the unique past of a city that has now evolved into a cosmopolitan capital and Olympic venue.



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