Author(s): Ian Collis
Mini Retro Sydney 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 Sydney's 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 leading authority on sports history and has one of the largest sporting collections in Australia. He writes for Sydney newspaper, The Daily Telegraph and the official programme of the NRL, Big League. Ian started his own sporting database service in 1995 and is currently the head statistician at Fox Sports as well as the General Manager for NRL statistics. He has written more than 10 books, including his latest Cricket Through The Decades, Retro Sydney and 101 Great Rugby League Players with Alan Whitick.