A Photographic Memory: George S. Hutton's Port Adelaide and Surrounds, 1924 to 1984
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 80 pages
Author: E. Hutton
Other: b&w & colour photos
Publisher: Wakefield Press
This beautiful pictorial book brings together six decades of photographs of Port Adelaide, Semaphore and surrounds, as captured by professional photographer George Hutton (whose business was based in Exeter and then Largs Bay). These images chart the changing streetscapes, industry, fashion and way of life in these historic beachside suburbs from the 1920s to the 1980s. They also chronicle the long career of this much-loved neighbourhood photographer.
Lovingly compiled and annotated by George's daughter, Erina Hutton, 'A Photographic Memory' is an original, absorbing, look at Port Adelaide's history. It will appeal to anyone with long-standing connections to the Port Adelaide district, as well as offering insights into the life of everyday South Australians.
Ships and Shops
Beaches and Beauties
Family and Weddings
'Long-time residents of Port Adelaide, Semaphore and surrounding districts might have been the prime target for A Photographic Memory on its release but it offers plenty of interest for a much wider group of historians and nostalgia buffs with its record of trolley buses, the Semaphore train terminus, an Australia Day parade 1954, and surf life-saving, bathing beauty and sandcastle competitions. In sum, this book offers an ideal model for communicating the pleasures of local history to broader audiences.' - Bernard Whimpress, HistorySA