In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Painting, drawings and engravings by some of Australia's finest artists record the establishment of the convict settlement. Through vivid text and colourful paintings we are transported back to the first hundred years of Old Sydney Town and watch it turn into a beautiful harbour city. Unlike the earliest days of London, Paris or New York, Sydney's founding years were recorded in watercolours and drawings by trained naval and military artists, which makes this book fascinating and unique. Its pages reveal aspects of Sydney's daily life and development with cricket matches and picnic parties in the Domain, sailing races on the harbour, the paddocks of Paddington Village and the workers' cottages of Balmain. The book is an important record of Sydney suburbs, colonial mansions, convict cottages and part of the city that have been destroyed as well as areas that have been restored and are part of Australia's heritage. The 120 paintings and sketches in the book bring to life the unique past of a city that has now evolved into a cosmopolitan capital and Olympic venue.