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Panoramic view of Sydney, looking north-east across Macquarie Street towards Fort Denison, ca.1871 / photographer unknown
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Panoramic view of Sydney, looking north-east across Macquarie Street towards Fort Denison, around 1871 / photographer unknown
1 photoprint : sepia toned ; 8 x 13.5 cm.
Albumen print pasted onto page and captioned: Sydney and the harbour, N.E. The Infirmary and Parliament Houses to the right; Government House to the left; and Fort Denison in the distance.
Looking across Macquarie Street to Sydney Hospital (The Infirmary), Parliament House, and St. Stephen's Church, an imported prefabricated iron church, seating 800, which was erected in 1855 on what is now the State Library site next to Parliament House. In 1875 St Stephen's joined with another congregation in Phillip Street. The Phillip Street church is visible in the bottom left hand corner of the picture. The Sydney City Council resumed the Phillip Street Church (sited partially under the north west corner of the present Reserve Bank) to extend Martin Place through to Macquarie Street. Further along from the Macquarie Street church and behind the trees on the hill can be seen the Government House stables (now the Conservatorium of Music) and further to the left stands Government House. Across the water lies Kirribilli, and Fort Denison is visible to the right, off Mrs. Macquarie's Point.
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This photograph is one of 6 albumen prints pasted into a special edition of the Visitors' guide to Sydney, comprising description of the city, its institutions, parks, excursions, and other information ... with plan of the city, published by the Sydney stationer William Maddock in 1872.
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; RB 919.441 VIS facing p.102
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