Blog post from Wednesday, 19 March, 2014

A memento issued for the bridge opening on 19th March 1932 by Russell Sydney Lloyd with figures drawn by Miss Vic. Cowdroy. A humorous illustrated map of Sydney viewed from Rushcutter’s Bay across the harbour to Kirribilli and Woolwich; and across the city to Centennial Park, Redfern, the Power House, Circular Quay and the Bridge. Includes bridge dimensions and the coats of arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, New South Wales and the City of Sydney. The top shows a panoramic coloured view over water of the bridge from the Heads. The clear sky shows a flying biplane with an exhaust cloud containing the names of Kingsford Smith, Ross, Keith, Parer, Holden, Macintosh, Moncrieff, Hood, Ulm, Wilson, Gatty and Hinkler.