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Sydney Beaches

Sydney Beaches 3

A history

by Caroline Ford
Publication Date: 30/08/2014
5/5 Rating 3 Reviews
RRP  $39.99 $35.75
Shark attacks and sewage slicks, lifesavers and surfers, amusement parks and beach camps - the beach is Sydney's most iconic landscape feature. From Palm Beach in the north to Cronulla in the south, Sydney's coastline teems with life. People from around the city escape to the beaches to swim, surf, play, and lie in the sun.

Sydney Beaches tells the story of how Sydneysiders developed their love of the beach, from 19th century picnickers to the surfing and sun-baking pioneers a century later. But Sydney's beaches have another history, one that is lesser known and more intriguing. Our world-famous beach culture only exists because the first beachgoers demanded important rights. This book is also the story of these battles for the beach.

Accompanied by vibrant images of Sydney's surf, sand, and sun worship, this expansive and delightful book is the story of how a city developed a relationship with its ocean coast, and how a nation created a culture.

Caroline Ford has more to share about Sydney Beaches on her website.
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  • Great family reading!

    by on

    This easy to read, but beautifully written history should be essential reading for all ages. Young people who are beach orientated would really like to known where it all started.One does not have to be beach orientated to enjoy the whole magic of our beaches.

  • Summer Read

    by on

    Well written and informative. A mine of information on the way our use of our beaches evolved. A damn good read as well.

  • Fascinating book

    by on

    Sydney Beaches is a truly fascinating book full of interesting facts about Sydney's beaches. I'd recommend it for history buffs, Sydneysiders or people who love our ocean coast.