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  • Title
    Bondi Beach pleasure park, at Tamarama?, ca. 1890 / C.G. Coulter
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  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1890
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour - 16 x 24 1/2 in.
  • Collection history
    Accessioned with title 'Australia's first Luna Park' when acquired by Library. Title changed to 'Bondi Beach pleasure park, at Tamarama?' at unknown date. Correspondence from A. H. Spencer to Mitchell library, 6 January 1941 lists the item: "Australia's first Luna Park. Original watercolour, actual size of drawing 24 1/2" x 16" by C. G. Coulter (signed) depicting what must have been Australia's first effort at a Luna park. This effort was constructed at a beach near Bondi...This picture gives an excellent drawing of the switchback railway with myriads of flags flying, the fish pond, the garden walks, the rest houses..." Reference Library correspondence file and Accession register
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Pictures Card Catalogue as part of the eRecords Project 2008-2009
  • General note

    Digital order no:a4302001
    This picture depicts what must have been a first attempt at a Luna Park. This effort was constructed at a beach near Bondi. The picture gives an excellent representation of the switchback railway (Source: Mitchell Library Pictures card catalogue).
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Signed C.G. Coulter
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    Our Town Sydney - State Library of New South Wales (26 February - 30 August, 1982)
    Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens - State Library of New South Wales (September, 2016 - January, 2017)
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