Sussex Street at Grafton Wharf, Sydney

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Where: 51e Hickson Road, Barangaroo New South Wales 2000, Australia

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When: 01 January 1900

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Format: Glass plate negative.

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Repository: Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum

Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection

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Acquisition credit line: Gift of Australian Consolidated Press under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1985


Owner: Powerhouse Museum Collection
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    • 03/Aug/2008 11:06:13

    No. 1 Sussex Street, which is very pleasing to the eye, was an office block designed by Willliam Wardell. Wardell was also the architect of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.

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    • 30/Aug/2009 11:48:46

    It looks like a scene straight out of Dickens! At the junction of Napoleon and Sussex Streets, looking south. The 1890 map shows "Grafton Wharf" and the kink in Sussex Street apparent in this photo.

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    • 07/Sep/2009 15:23:17

    Reverse view from up the street -

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    • 18/Apr/2016 04:40:02

    My GGG Grandfather Richard Sim had one of his many flour mills at Grafton Wharf in the 1860s. His daughter (my GG Grandmother) Louisa Maud Sim was born in Sussex Street in 1866. Her birth certificate confirms this fact. Her son (my great grandfather) stated in his diary that his mother was born in Sussex St where all the wharves were. I believe the area that was once Grafton Wharf is now Barrangaroo?

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    • 18/Apr/2016 10:16:26

    [] Yes, it is the southern end of what is becoming Barangaroo. GoogleMapsStreetView - . The warehouse at left (Grafton Bond) is still there, but foreshortened to enable the extension of Sussex Street.

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    • 18/Apr/2016 11:04:42

    [] These documents might also be of interest -

4 years ago a contributor from Sydney, Australia suggested this image location is -33.8641, 151.203