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What’s the bigger picture?

New for 2014, What’s the bigger picture?, is a bit of a guessing / detective game using photographs from the State Records NSW collection.

Below a small section of this photograph is revealed while the rest is blocked out…. Scroll down for a larger version of the revealed section.

Can you guess where we are? Or what the bigger picture might be?

Let’s see what response we get and whether we need to unveil another section of the image to provide another clue to the bigger picture!

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  • beachcomberaustralia says:

    Too easy!

    Begins with a ‘B”, and ends with an “I” . . .

    March 3, 2014 at 11:11 am
  • Julie says:

    I had in my head Bondi, mainly because of the style of building, skyline centre. Then I saw the pine tree. Then that chap walking up the path made me think of the path up to the old tram terminus beside where the RSL now is. Then, of course, Trove told me that “Tirrana” was a 23 room guest house occupied by the WRENS until early 1946, and then some ex-servicemen, down on their luck, squatted.

    March 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm
  • Anna Gray says:

    You’re all too good! I’m clearly going to have to try and make these a lot harder!
    Well done – you’re of course right – it is Bondi!
    If you hadn’t been so astute I had an additional 4 windows to reveal!
    Here is a link to the image in Photo Investigator:
    And the same image again on Flickr:
    Anyone want to have a guess at the date of this image?

    March 4, 2014 at 8:38 am
  • beachcomberaustralia says:

    Bondi? I was thinking Bermagui!

    I think the date is late 1930s.

    Please keep ’em coming … and as difficult as you dare.

    March 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm
  • Julie says:

    I wanted to find out about the two structures on the beach as they were not in my memory, my grandmother having moved into Blair St only in Aug 1956. I knew the word groyne, so typed that and Bondi Beach into google … and came up with your wonderful conversation at the end of 2011. What a tremendous amout can be gleaned from photos and people thinking out loud.

    !936 – September 1942 … but probably pre-war …

    March 4, 2014 at 10:36 pm
  • Robyn says:

    I knew in at the second clue, I used to sit up against the promonade wall with my Mum, I was born in 1944,I always loved the water still do.

    April 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm