Sydney: Simmons Ltd., nd, (1929). Maps. A large pictorial map map of the development north of Sydney on the shoreline of Ku-ring-Gai Chase with Pittwater, Broken Bay and Hawkesbury River, with the hand bill advertising the sale of lots.
"The distance from Sydney is some 3 miles less than Palm Beach which is on the opposite side of Pittwater where thousands of people flock each week... The opportunities of making The Beautiful "Riviera" the most wonderful Elite week end Holiday Resort in in sic) New South Wales is here for a very small fraction of the amount to be realised. S. W. Stokes"
with the hand bill: The Beautiful Riviera Estate [Proposed Development Of West Head Area, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Sydney]. From the text: "This property consisting of 639 acres is the most picturesque in the County of Cumberland… £1,000,000 to be made out of The Riviera by correct handling.… The completion of the North Shore Bridge [Sydney Harbour Bridge] in two years’ time (1931) will materially improve the opportunities…"
From the Dictionary of Sydney: "The area which now forms the northern portion of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, passed through the hands of various owners. During the 1920s-30s several attempts were made to subdivide and develop the area, before it was resumed by the NSW Government just before WWII, and incorporated into the National Park." 4to, 4 pp. Single fold leaflet with text and printed photos on the outer fold and color map on the inside.
The Powerhouse Museum holds a copy of the lithograph and the brochure. (maas.museum:126192, 92/198). Color lithograph, image 27 1/2 x 37 1/2" with 1 1/4" border on all sides with the 4pp brochure. Very good condition. Item #26883