by Shirley Fitzgerald
Hale & Iremonger, 1992, b/w photographs throughout, illustrated end-papers, large format hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0868064599
Fine Condition, presentation labels on front flyleaf and title pages
'In this sesquicentenary history of Sydney, Shirley Fitzgerald reveals a fascinating succession of 'other' Sydney's - the stories behind the Sydney we behold today. From the city's incorporation in 1842, Sydney 1842-1992 traces the development of an unruly and isolated town to a world city. Details about the quality of its water, its roads, housing, public buildings and planning are set in the context of questions about public order and public participation: Who owns the city? Who controls its development? Whose voices should be heard? This is a book for all Sydneysiders, for the workers who helped build it, for those who have made it their home, and for all the dreamers who would like to make it a better place.'