Work and leisure


Floris St George, Wimbledon, 1925

Photographs of people’s lives beyond the domestic sphere are reflected in the capturing of work and industrial settings, people enjoying leisure activities from picnics, camping to sport, or images of cultural activities.

Collections of interest include:
Photographs relating to ‘Wizard’ Smith
c.1931; Photographs relating to the attempt on New Zealand's North Island by Norman "Wizard" Smith to win the Sir Charles Wakefield land speed record trophy from Donald Campbell. Subjects include motor racing, sport, motor vehicles, earthquake. Item list available for reference. HP83.72

Floris St George Albums
1914-1925; Four albums; two are scrapbooks of cuttings; album 4 relates to tennis. Floris St. George (1887-1968) actress, active tennis player 1920s. In 1927 Floris St George married Roland Conway, a stage and film actor 1910s-1930s. She was president of the Lawn Tennis Association NSW for many years. HP91.29

Golden Cob Collection
1916-1958; 25 photographic prints. Images relating to the Golden Cob bird seed business 1916-1958, showing the factory, interior and exterior views, delivery vehicles, floats for the procession supporting Balmain hospital. Golden Cob started in Lower George Street Sydney in 1895. Golden Cob took over Hunter's Bakery in 1940 in a factory at Balmain (built 1892); Golden Cob was located at 12 Jarrett Street Leichhardt, moving to Balmain at the end of 1939; many of the prints have captions on the back; also 6 images of Hunter's Bakery including bread strike 1916. HP80.59