Kings Cross, 1970 to 1971: Photographs by Rennie Ellis

The exhibition features twenty-four original photographic prints from the State Library of NSW collection, which were created over the summer of 1970–71 by Melbourne-born Reynolds Mark ‘Rennie’ Ellis.

Ellis and fellow photographer Wesley Stacey wandered the streets of Sydney’s Kings Cross photographing and getting to know the locals and visitors. It was a remarkable time in the history of Kings Cross, when servicemen from Vietnam were enjoying R & R breaks, immigrants opened new coffee shops and restaurants on a daily basis, and young people from the suburbs mingled with drug addicts and prostitutes.

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