Forgotten picnic grounds

Like Fairyland at Lane Cove, Sydney had a lot of pleasure and picnic grounds that are now long forgotten
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Bathing machines at Coogee beach

A Collection of 45 Interesting Vintage Photographs of Bathing Machines from the Victorian Era

Coogee Beach. Mixed-sex bathing was not allowed on New South Wales beaches until about 1910. Before then women were forced to negotiate port...

Mixed-sex bathing was not allowed on New South Wales beaches until about Before then women were forced to negotiate portable bathing machines simply to enjoy a swim.

View of the public picnic ground on the river bank at Audley, Royal National Park (NSW) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

View of the public picnic ground on the river bank at Audley, Royal National Park (NSW) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Earlwood's Past - picnic crowds beside the Cooks River

Earlwood's Past

Earlwood's Past - picnic crowds beside the Cooks River

Frank Leighton almost goes in the "drink" on a launch picnic for performers, Sydney, 4 April 1937- a good picnic was had by all!

Frank Leighton almost goes in the "drink" on a launch picnic for performers, Sydney, 4 April 1937- a good picnic was had by all!

Padstow Picnic Point East-Hills-Park-1920s

Padstow Picnic Point East-Hills-Park-1920s

Watsons Bay Pier.

Picture taken from "A Nation in the Making: Australia at the Dawn of the Modern Era" by Alasdair McGregor. Published by Australian Geographic, November 2011


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