Town Hall, Sydney

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Format: Glass plate negative.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum otographic

Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection

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Acquisition credit line: Gift of Australian Consolidated Press under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1985

jeepinjeff1, rkhaines, fabio.apc, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. DominusVobiscum 82 months ago | reply

    483 George & Druitt Streets - Built on cemetery of St. Andrew's Cathedral - Victorian building begun in 1868 finished twenty years later, in 1888 - (Portico was redesigned in 1934) - Many architects contributed - 1868 John Henry Wilson 1873-77 Albert Bond - 1875-77 Thomas and Edward Bradridge, 1883-89 Thomas Sapsford.
    1886-88 George McRae with John Hennessy - see:

  2. mort subite 77 months ago | reply

    The burial ground was not the cemetery of the Cathedral. It was just located next to it (and commonly called Cathedral Close, its official title was a very plain Sydney Burial Ground). The original cemetery boudnary is also under the middle of George Street (even in this early photo).

  3. DominusVobiscum 76 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the detailed correction. the earlier info came from a few various sources, have never been there...sounds like an interesting spot to see if touristing

  4. Japester68 74 months ago | reply

    Even though it's surrounded by tall buildings now, it's still like a beacon in the city. A lot of people use it as a meeting place, a place to jump off from.

  5. DominusVobiscum 74 months ago | reply

    Well, I hope someday I'll be able to see it for myself - but don't think I'll want to jump off it...hahahaha..sorry. couldn't help it.
    Thanks for the added info.

  6. Japester68 74 months ago | reply

    I didn't realise what I was saying! That's hilarious!

  7. beachcomberaustralia 66 months ago | reply

    The former Bank of NSW 1894 (now a KFC) at George and Bathurst Streets corner is under construction (see note at left and Persistent URL).

    Which dates this photo as 1893 or 1894.

    Henry King also photographed this view 10 years earlier (in portrait aspect) -

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