Sydney: Australian Railways Commissioners, Ca. 1925. Prospectus with beautifully illustrated 1920s color wrappers, with illustrations of Canberra and Sydney Bridge, both under construction.
Front wrapper signed Smith & Julius Studios, and depicting a bathing beauty with pale yellow parasol at the beach on one panel, and the snow clad "Alps". The verso with a double panel color illustration featuring a map of Australia with a young couple on the deck of a ship & signed Allan M. Lewis.
The Railways Commissioners produced this brochure after a trip abroad by the Prime Minister, Mr. Bruce. The first 50,000 copies were sent to the High Commissioner at Australia House, London, for distribution at the closing of the Imperial Exhibition at Wembley.
B&w map inside front wrapper showing the railway systems of the Commonwealth. Text with b&w photographic illustrations throughout. Includes tables on wool and mineral production; agriculture; transcontinental railway travel; and information on each of the states.
4to, 63 pp, ills., maps. Small nicks top & bottom edge wrappers. Trove 4840858, at Deakin University, Monash University and the NLA. Very good condition. Item #24630