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Burstow said he sometimes found the drinking culture at the glitzy city to be a little confronting: 'I didn't always like it. I remember going down there with the family one New Year's and it was just a bit stressful'

Amazing photos of sun-drenched life on the Gold Coast in the 1960s

Burstow said he sometimes found the drinking culture at the glitzy city to be a little confronting: 'I didn't always like it. I remember going down there with the family one New Year's and it was just a bit stressful'

A contestant in the Miss Sun Girl Quest competition, which rose to prominence on the beach and even had a stage and backdrop by the 1970's

Amazing photos of sun-drenched life on the Gold Coast in the 1960s

A contestant in the Miss Sun Girl Quest competition, which rose to prominence on the beach and even had a stage and backdrop by the 1970's

His photographic documentation of the iconic city is featured in a new book called 'Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960's, ’70s & ’80s'

Amazing photos of sun-drenched life on the Gold Coast in the 1960s

His photographic documentation of the iconic city is featured in a new book called 'Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960's, ’70s & ’80s'

Gold Coast Meter Maids - look a bit different these days.

Gold Coast Meter Maids - look a bit different these days.

The photographer said while the architecture has changed in the region, the distinctive Gold Coast culture has remained the same throughout the last 50 years

Amazing photos of sun-drenched life on the Gold Coast in the 1960s

The photographer said while the architecture has changed in the region, the distinctive Gold Coast culture has remained the same throughout the last 50 years

ElDorado Motel, Gold Coast One of the first American style motels in Australia c1973

ElDorado Motel, Gold Coast One of the first American style motels in Australia c1973

Not sure why , but i like this Moke , Australian gold coast sometime in the 70s ..

Not sure why , but i like this Moke , Australian gold coast sometime in the 70s ..

Australia’s Gold Coast in the Sexy, Sexist '70s

Australia’s Gold Coast in the Sexy, Sexist '70s

Hal Missingham

Hal Missingham

Smoking hot #goddess, #jodhimeares in on old #mambo campaign

Smoking hot #goddess, #jodhimeares in on old #mambo campaign