View of White Bay Power Station and White Bay headwaters from Glebe Island grain silos

Title: View of White Bay Power Station and White Bay headwaters from Glebe Island grain silos

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  • iain stuart 3y

    Looks like it was taken from the Silos and the approaches look clean and uncluttered which suggests a date c1921 when the silo opened.
  • Mich 3y

    This is White Bay power station. Not Balmain Power Station.
  • Mich 3y

    The building to the left of the power station is the White Bay Hotel, quite recently demolished. The street going up the hill behind it is Hornsey Street. Victoria Road, then called Weston Road, runs up the hill but I can't actually see it anywhere in the photo.
  • Mich 3y

    I think the two buildings to the right of the last chimney, is the former catholic church at the top of Gordon Street. The large staggered building on the skyline was a cinema, which was later a wedding reception venue, on the corner of red lion street. You can also see St Thomas' anglican church. The two other visible towers are a mystery, I don't know what they are.
  • State Records NSW PRO 3y

    Mich Thanks! Yes it looks like this is White Bay Power Station.
    Balmain powerstation was an entirely different building on land now occupied by the Balmain Shores apartment development near Iron Cove bridge.
  • MarghanitadaCruz 2y

    I have incorporated the photo into my webpage about the White Bay Power Station. The photo could be circa 1933, when NEW BOILERS were installed. More at City Energy: White Bay Power Station
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