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Negative - Darling Harbour (?), Sydney, New South Wales, circa 1880 Image Reg. No: MM 003295

Description Of Content:
View of Darling Harbour (?) or similar inlet on Sydney Harbour. Probably taken looking east or north-east. In the foreground are large timber logs beached on the foreshore and in the middle distance is a small rocky point, while in the background on the far side of the bay is what appears to be a long timber wharf, where a solitary sailing vessel is tied up. In the background on the sloping hillside are rows of terrace houses, tall brick chimneys, warehouses and possibly mills or other industrial buildings. There is an arch stone masonry bridge behind the wharves near the rear right-hand corner and an unusual high arched roofed building near the rear left-hand corner of the image.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Dick Paterson, 1986
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: harbours, sailing vessels, ships, houses, wharves, chimneys, masonry arch bridges
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: Darling Harbour (?), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1880

Location changed from "Darby Harbour" to "Darling Harbour" in response to COL comment from Ron Madden, Wagga Wgga, received 07/01/2014.

Comments

Ron Madden Posted on 07 Jan 2014 9:20 PM
I am pretty sure that there that there is NO SUCH THING as Darby Harbour at Sydney Harbour. There is a Darling Harbour part of Sydney Harbour, but I am unable to confirm that that is what the photo shows!

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