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- A Place & Date Depicted Sydney, Australia
Negative - Woolloomooloo Bay or Rushcutters Bay(?), Sydney, New South Wales, circa 1870s Reg. No: MM 003285
- Description Of Content:
- View overlooking a cove on Sydney Harbour, possibly Woolloomooloo Bay or Rushcutters Bay. There is a lone yacht, small single-masted trading vessel like a cutter anchored in the bay with a small dingy moored to its stern. Two other small sailing vessels are moored near the wharves in the background. Some form of land reclaimation work appears to be underway near the foreshore with piles of rock and earth fill heaped on the timber wharves and a derrick crane and horse-drawn trays standing nearby. In the background on the hillside are several terrace houses and larger stately homes in smart garden settings with mature plantings including Norfolk Island Pines.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Dick Paterson, 1986
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||boats, harbours, horsedrawn vehicles, jetties, public gardens, sailing vessels, winches, yachts, cranes, derrick cranes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Ports & Harbours|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Woolloomooloo Bay (?) or Rushcutters Bay(?), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1870s
Locality changed from "Sydney" to probably "Woolloomooloo Bay (?) or Rushcutters Bay (?), Sydney" in response to COL comment from Ron Madden, Wagga Wgga, received 07/01/2014. Date estimate changed from "circa 1880" to "circa 1870s" after careful examination of the photographh by curator and comparison with other photographs of Woolloomooloo Bay and Rushcutters Bay taken in the 1880s.