Wonderful Photographs of Sydney Fifty Years Ago

Sydney is rather like an arrogant lover. When it rains it can deny you its love and you can find it hard to relate to. It's not a place that's built to be rainy or cold. But when the sun comes out, it bats its eyelids, it's glamorous, beautiful, attractive and smart." - Baz Luhrmann

Kings Cross, May 1970

These pictures of Sydney are courtesy of Graham Cosserat – his wonderful photographs can be found here.

Sydney, Australia

Circular Quay, June 1970

Sydney, Australia

1969

Sydney, Australia

Petersham 1969

Sydney, Australia

1969

Sydney, Australia

Circular Quay, November 1969

Sydney, Australia

Coles Variety Store, Pitt Street, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Botanical Gardens, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Roselands Shopping Centre – once the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Roselands, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Roselands

Sandwich Bars at Australia Square, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Australia Square, 1968

David Jones – English Fair, 1968

Sydney, Australia

David Jones – English Fair, 1968

Sydney, Australia

David Jones – English Fair, 1968 -it is the oldest continuously operating department store in the world still trading under its original name

Sydney, Australia

Fitzroy Gardens, King Cross, 1968

William Street, 1968

Sydney Opera House under construction, 1969

Sydney Harbour

Sydney, Australia

The village centre, Kings Cross, May 1970

Sydney, Australia

Kings Cross,

Sydney, Australia

Alamein Fountain, Kings Cross

 Sydney, Australia

Kings Cross, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Circular Quay, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Circular Quay, 1968

Sydney, Australia

Castlereagh Street, 1970

Sydney, Australia

Castlereagh Street, 1970

Sydney, Australia

Castlereagh Street, 1970