Wednesday, January 21, 2015

More Old Sydney Pics

Parramatta Road, Auburn, 1920

Grand Restaurant in David Jones's Elizabeth Street Department Store, undated.

Royal Theatre on King St, 1880s.

GPO, undated.  Male eyes seem to be checking out the young lady.

Wood block paving Circular Quay, undated.

Hotel Australia, undated - now gone. 

Fire Department washing the streets with steam pump to quell bubonic plague outbreak in 1900. Measures adopted included large scale demolition of slum areas in The Rocks. 103 persons died.

Demolition and clean out because of bubonic plague

Cumberland Street in same period, showing sandstone house from earliest days of settlement.

Dismantling the GPO clock tower during World War 11 to prevent it being used as a ranging marker for enemy aircraft or warships. It wasn't restored until the 1960s.  Pre-OHS days.

Dismantling the GPO clock, showing high tech manouvering.

Harwood Lane, Pyrmont, 1915

Athlone Place, Ultimo, circa 1906

Stephen Street, Surry Hills, circa 1906

George and Druitt Streets, QVB, 1920

QVB, Sydney 1900

George Street, 1920’s

Cable tramway, Sydney, c 1898



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