To celebrate the first day of summer in Australia today.

To celebrate the first day of summer in Australia today.

From the State Library of New South Wales collections, scenes from a Sydney beach (Maroubra) in the early 1900s.

Broadhurst collection of postcards of New South Wales scenes

Maroubra Beach, Sydney

Broadhurst, William Henry, 1855-1927

ca. 1900-1927

PXA 635

Photographs : 1073 postcards, (silver gelatin photoprints, b&w and hand col.) ; 8.8 x 14 cm.-14 x 8.8 cm.

Manuscripts, oral history & pictures - State Library of New South Wales

William Henry Broadhurst was born at Maitland on 13th August, 1855; he died aged 72 on 29 July 1927. He moved to Ashfield, Sydney, and began employment as a surveyor’s assistant, working mainly on the south coast of NSW. He turned his interest in photography into a business, and from around 1900 began to publish postcards. Many of the photographs were hand coloured for sale by his daughters.