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Panoramic view of Simmons Point, Balmain East, from Goat Island, around 1865 / John Degotardi
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Title:
Panoramic view of Simmons Point, Balmain East, from Goat Island, around 1865 / John Degotardi
Creator:
Date:
[c1865]
Format:
1 carte-de-visite ; sepia toned ; 6.3 x 10.5 cm.
Inscription:
Verso carries the printed trade stamp of "J. Degotardi 's / Photographic Studio / 287 George Street / opposite Hunter Street / Sydney / The largest & choicest selection of views".
Subject:
Description:
This view, taken from Goat Island, of residential development on the Balmain waterfront spans the area from Looke Street (now Lookes Avenue) on the left, almost to Simmons Point on the right. The two-story building in the top left of the photograph is the Unity Hall Hotel. The house in the bottom right of the photograph is Vernon Cottage. Many of the other buildings in the photograph have been identified and include: Cliffdale House, Durham Cottage, Darling Cottage, Staines House, Erith Villa, Captain Nicholson's House, Oakley, Kaikoura, Alfred Cottage, Woodbine Cottage and Devonia House. A few survive, most have been demolished.
Provenance:
Purchased with the support of Charlene and Graham Bradley AM.
Published in:
Peter Reynolds "From Darling St wharf to Simmons Point" Leichhardt Historical Journal no.12 1983 p.16.
Source:
CSL&RC PIC: small picture file : John Degotardi ; Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Rights:
You may save or print this image for research and study. If you wish to use it for any other purposes, you must contact the Historic Houses Trust to request permission.
Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
38582