Max Dupain, Opera House and Harbour Bridge, circa 1973 | Australian Photography

Sydney Opera House construction Image Max Dupain Courtesy of State Library NSW

the old Sydney double decker

A vintage Sydney double decker bus driving along present day George St, Sydney past the Queen Victoria Building.

The fabulous Australia Hotel backed onto Rowe Street, Sydney, and celebrities often used its back door to slip out and do a bit of quiet shopping in the fashionable Rowe Street boutiques.

The famous and fashionable Australia Hotel in Sydney (now demolished). Beatrix and Sylvia meet here in the novel.

Mosman Bay Wharf in 1904.

Mosman Bay Wharf, Sydney, Australia - Photograph showing the delivery of carboys to Mosman via the harbour on their way to Spit Junction Battery House.

Rowe St ... 1965-1967

Rowe St ... 1965-1967

You and your home / by Steven Kalmar. (Sydney : Shakespeare Head Press, 1964)  Steven Kalmar was best-known as the writer of the “You and your home” section in Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph.  This is a compendium of the taste of the period, both in the house-styles and especially in the interior décor. It was written partly to cater for the early wave of home renovators.

You and your home / by Steven Kalmar. (Sydney : Shakespeare Head Press, 1964) Steven Kalmar was best-known as the writer of the “You and your home” section in Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph. This is a compendium of the taste of the period, both in the house-styles and especially in the interior décor. It was written partly to cater for the early wave of home renovators.

Window shopping was one of the great pleasures of Rowe Street.  The shops of well-known highly talented interior designers such as Marion Hall Best and Margaret Jaye always could beguile with lovely imported decorative pieces always effectively displayed.

Window shopping was one of the great pleasures of Rowe Street. The shops of well-known highly talented interior designers such as Marion Hall Best and Margaret Jaye always could beguile with lovely imported decorative pieces always effectively displayed.

Henrietta Lamotte hat studio, Rowe St Sydney

Henrietta Lamotte hat studio, Rowe St Sydney

"An intriguing little hat of white felt petals on dark mink curving around is worn by Mrs Bovill." Henrietta Lamotte hat studio, Rowe St Sydney.

"An intriguing little hat of white felt petals on dark mink curving around is worn by Mrs Bovill.

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