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Negative - Woolloomooloo Bay or Rushcutters Bay(?), Sydney, New South Wales, circa 1870s Image 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
Discipline: Technology

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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
Tertiary Classification: wharves
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.


Ron Madden Posted on 07 Jan 2014 9:17 PM
This looks suspiciously like the reclamation of Woolloomooloo Bay (however it is spelt!)

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