As I have previously posted, from 1879 to 1961, Sydney was served by an extensive tram network, one so large that it was the second largest in the Commonwealth after London and one of the largest in the world.
An email sent to me last week by Byter George harks back to those days and was a fascinating look at a bygone era. Thanks, George.
Thank you for posting the daily Bytes every single morning, they make my public commute much more entertaining.
I believe you like old Sydney photos so I would like to share this with you, maybe your Bytes Daily audience will locate the places where these photos were taken.
George volunteered the information that the first photo was taken at Maroubra Junction. I have added my own comments but if anyone has any other ideas or identifications, I would be pleased to hear them
New South Head Road?
I don't know where this is but safety was obviously not paramount.
Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill?
That steeple looks like the roof of the Australian Steamship Navigation building in The Rocks.
To La Perouse?
Eddy Avenue at Central, I would say late 1950's (look at the car visible in the arch)
Th Eastern Suburbs? The cars look c1960
Late 1950's is my guess. Is that white car on the left an FJ Holden? The FJ Holdens were manufactured between 1953 and 1957 so it can't be earlier than that. The car at the left behind the white car looks like a Morris Minor, manufactured between 1948 and 1971 in England.