New collection in Trove - Picture Sutherland Shire
A diverse and rich collection of photographs and postcards documenting the Sutherland Shire and its people has just entered Trove. Ranging from the 1880s through to 2008 with a particularly strong focus on the period from 1900 to 1940, the collection vividly records the transformation of suburbs like Miranda, Caringbah and Engadine from farmland and paddocks to suburbia in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Current residents may be surprised and intrigued by images such as Piper's General Store on the Kingsway, Miranda in the early 1900s or by the development of infrastructure and transport in the area from the original trams and punts.
Local councillors and officials are well-presented but ordinary residents and their daily lives are also given ample space, with the inclusion of local church and sporting groups and photographs of families at their homes and properties. An extensive number of images of Gunamatta Bay, Cronulla and the Royal National Park (especially Audley) recall when these areas were pleasure grounds for picnickers and weekend holiday makers from Sydney. Beyond this, the effect of broader historical events upon the area is glimpsed in a peace march through the streets of Cronulla on Armistice Day in 1918, the visit of Elizabeth II in 1954 and a military training camp inside the Royal National Park in 1899.
Last edited by juliah; 23-09-2013 at 10:42 AM.