Kingclear Books is a small but diverse Sydney based publisher. Our catalogue covers a wide spectrum from photographic histories of Sydney suburbs to health books, crime books and tourist books.
This new and updated third edition of the history of the St George district covers the local Government areas of Rockdale, Kogarah and Hurstville. Many new photographs have been included. The book includes the suburbs of Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Beverly Hills, Bexley, Brighton-le-Sands, Carlton, Carrs Park, Dolls Point, Kingsgrove, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Peakhurst, Penshurst, Ramsgate, Sans Souci, Sandringham and Turrella.
The Aboriginal history around Georges River and Botany Bay, white settlement, early land division, speculating and subdivision, commercial growth, trams to Sans Souci and Sandringham and the delights of pleasure grounds and swimming baths are all here. Tom Uglys Bridge, the bays and inlets and the oyster industry are covered. The growth of Rockdale, Hurstville and Kogarah as service centres before and after the world wars and the post-war building booms make the shape of these suburbs today clear.
Written by Joan Lawrence. 128 pages, black & white. A4 format. $24.95 plus $7 postage (includes GST).