Some past scenes of Sydney and surrounding areas . . .
Christmas at Bondi Beach, 1944
Covelly Beach, 1936
Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney, decorated and illuminated for the visit of the Prince of Wales and showing "Kissing time", 1920
Statue of Captain Cook, Hyde Park 1893
George Street, Sydney 1900
Taking strain measurements, Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932
Early years of the 20th century - workmen in the process of installing a tramway dummy in Darling Street, Balmain. The purpose of the dummy and counterweight system, commissioned in 1903, was to prevent runaway trams on the steep slope to the Darling Street Wharf. A descending tram would push a dummy car down the hill, while a counterweight travelled in the opposite direction. As trams ascended, the dummy was pulled upwards by the counterweight. Local children often boarded the dummy.
Headquarters of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in Castlereagh Street, Sydney, c 1890.
Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction
Market Street, Sydney 1920
Houses at St Leonards, 1870’s
George Street, Sydney, 1960’s
Stanmore Theatre, 1936
AMP Building, Sydney 1962
St Andrew's Cathedral and Sydney Town Hall, Sydney George Street - early 1900's.
Depression "bread wars", corner store on Bourke Fitzroy Streets, Surry Hills, Sydney, 21 August 1934. The shop still stands, worn step included, but the area has gentrified since its slum days.
Fishing at Victoria Lake, Sydney Uni, 1930
Parramatta Road, Ashfield, looking east from Orpington Street, October 1950. Ashfield Park on the right.
Stanmore Road, Stanmore, 1875
Pouring the first concrete road, Military Rd, Sydney c1924