Tuesday, July 30, 2019

25 Images of Bygone Sydney

 Biondi Beach, 1901 


Arthur Allen photographs the clipper Hereward wrecked on Maroubra Beach, 7 May 1898. 

Another pic of the S.S. Hereward aground. She was a full ship iron clipper built in 1877. It was shipwrecked on Maroubra Beach, Sydney on Thursday 5 May 1898. The Hereward was wrecked while travelling from Sourabaya. 

A rank of hansom cabs at Circular Quay in Sydney in 1889. 

Corner of Cumberland and Little Essex Streets, Sydney during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900 after bubonic plague struck Sydney in 1900 

Jubilee School on lower Campbell St, Surry Hills in Sydney in 1912.The school was a ragged school, one that was organised by charitable institutions for destitute children. 

Paddys Market and Hay St, Haymarket in Sydney in 1929. 

1952 Tram Shed at Bennelong Point where the Opera House will be built. 

Argyle Street Arch Ring under construction, 1931 

Construction of the Argyle Street Arch at the Rocks, Sydney, 1931. 

Argyle Street, Arch, 1932 

Early excavations of northern end of York St in Sydney for southern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1930. 

King St, Newtown, looking west from junction of King and Elizabeth Streets towards Missenden Rd in 1910. 

King and Ocean Street cable tram outside Edgecliff post office, c1898. 

Cars in a traffic jam at Sydney Markets, Haymarket, ca. 1930s 

Corner of Pitt St and Martin Place, Sydney, 1964. 

Glebe Fire Station, 1895 

Building works Pitt St, Sydney (year unknown). 

Dogman, during construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (completed 1932) 

In 1957 the 1912 restriction of building heights in Sydney was lifted, changing the city skyline. The first building to break the barrier was the 26 storey AMP building (pictured) in 1962. 

Soup queue, Sydney, during the Depression 

Depression days, Belmore Park, Sydney, 1938. 

Dirigible over Tamarama, 1908 

Tin can used as a floatation device in learn-to-swim class, Domain Baths, c. 1930s 

Broadway widening - looking east along George St West (Broadway) towards Shepherd Street early 1930s


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