On Coogee Beach

The discovery of six rolls of early 35mm film at a junk sale has resulted in the unearthing of a rare collection of more than 200 photographs taken during the summer of 1935 - 1936 on Coogee Beach.

Taken at a time when Sydney was recovering from The Depression and trams still ran to Coogee, these photographs provide a unique archive of Sydney faces, as well as visual clues to the city's social history and built environment of the 1930s. The exhibition showcases the collection though a selection of framed prints and electronic media with the hope that visitors may uncover the identity of the people in the photographs.

7 May 2007 - 27 July 2007

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