Old Sydney Town was the dream of architect Frank Fox who wanted "to achieve a re-creation of the birth of our nation" . Fox purchased the land at Somersby in 1969. Old Sydney Town was officially opened by the then prime minister, Gough Whitlam on Australia Day, 26 January 1975. At that time it was a joint venture with the Federal Government and the Bank of New South Wales (Westpac).Old Sydney Town  was the was a faithful reconstruction of Sydney town between the years 1788-1810. Based on extensive research, it reflected the life of the convicts, the military and the emanicipists of the era as well the infrastructure and buildings.
Stapled soft cover with front flap, edition not stated, 88gms, 32 pages. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.


Old Sydney Town, Heritage Park Somersby Guide