Australia in the 1950's .. plus

Collection by Martin Hyde


the physical Australia

Martin Hyde
Collectibles may have begun life as marketing gimmicks and free giveaways (e. cigarette cards cheap glass) and this trend continues such as cheap toys given away with fast food purchases and special collectors editions of magazines records and comics. Reptiles, Holden Australia, Iconic Australia, Australian Cars, Cheap Toys, Antique Signs, Best Classic Cars, Old Signs, Vintage Advertisements

Aleta's Arty Facts: What Makes Something Antique?

Pedestal Urn - Royal Worcester (UK) 1900 Antique The question ‘What makes something antique?’ or ‘How old does a thing have to be to be called antique?’ is probably the second most frequently-asked question Martin and I get. (The most-asked question, perhaps unsurprisingly is, ‘how much is this worth’?) An antique is an old item of human manufacture. Exactly how old is a matter that experts argue over. The answer most often used in a legal context is ‘one hundred years old or older’, and…

The intersection at Taylor Square . Looking South East from a elevated position above the corner of Oxford Street and Bourke Street, in Sydney. Photo shared by the City of Sydney Archives. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Sydney City, House Under Construction, Moore Park, Street Run, Cities, Oxford Street, Aussies

Traffic in Taylor Square ... Looking SE from elevated position above corner of Oxford Street and Bourke Street. ... 1959, City of Sydney Archives.

“ R & R in Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia “ … U. Navy Sailor with a local girl [Circa … Photographer: © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive Victoria Australia, Sydney Australia, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Shrimp On The Barbie, Military Weddings, Visit Sydney, Vintage Sailor, Merchant Navy

The Anzac Portal

United States servicemen on a twelve-month tour of duty were given seven days R & R [rest and recreation] outside Vietnam … Many Australians regarded American servicemen on R & R with sympathy. They were young, a long way from home and engaged in a war in which many were reluctant participants.

Remarkable photographs show Sydney's Kings Cross in its heyday Red Light District, Kinds Of People, Real People, Rock Pools, Second World, Horse Pictures, Black And White Pictures, Night Club, Old Photos

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“It was raining hard in Sydney. I needed one more fare to make my night. A lady up ahead flagged to wave me down. She got in at the light” (almost the lyrics to Harry Chapin’s Tax…

Pickering Brook Heritage Group- Heritage Sites Peter's Ice Cream Bricks were a special treat even if you could taste the cardboard from the wrapper when you got near the end, still worth the shillings) it cost. 60s Food, Vintage Posters, Vintage Photos, Ice Cream Factory, Coca Cola Cake, 80th Birthday, Birthday Ideas, Australian Vintage, Ice Cream Candy

Heritage Sites

A site to both display and gather information about the Pickering Brook District in Western Australia

Sydney Opera House from Beulah St wharf, Kirribilli shows Evelyn Star ferry. Black White Photos, Black And White, Star Ferry, The Old Days, Sydney Harbour Bridge, South Wales, New Day, Old Photos, Opera House

Sydney Opera House from Beulah St wharf, Kirribilli shows Evelyn Star ferry. Max Dupain photo, 1971.

Outdoor Philips portable radio on surf beach location with modelling by Pat Field, Max Dupain photographer Australian Vintage, Australian Fashion, Classic Image, Head & Shoulders, Bondi Beach, Beach Scenes, Bluetooth Speakers, 1940s, Nostalgia

Outdoor Philips portable radio on surf beach location with modelling by Pat Field, 1951. Max Dupain photographer