# 30174

COULTER, R. W. (Reginald Walter) (artist); ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)

The Sydneysider. Vol. 4, no. 11. November, 1929.

$475.00 AUD

Redfern, NSW : Printed by W. J. Anderson & Co. for Sydneysider Company, 1929. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (very lightly creased) with striking cover design by New Zealand-born Sydney based commercial artist Reg Coulter (see DAAO) featuring a woman in a bathing costume “erupting” from the surf; staple bound, 24 pp, with line-drawn and photographic illustrations (artists include Coulter and Don Mould); a near fine example.

Formerly known as Sky Rockets, The Sydneysider was a “men’s magazine” in circulation from the late 1920s up until 1932. It featured ribald and satirical humour and risque illustrations. Its pages celebrated the sexually permissive “flapper” but were also filled with specific references to Sydney society of the time.

According to Trove, the November 1929 issue is not held in any Australian library.