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Where: 2 Market Street, Sydney New South Wales 2000, Australia

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When: 01 January 1900

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Corner of Market Street and Sussex Street, Sydney
Dated: 1900
Digital ID: 4481_a026_000097
Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 14/Feb/2010 10:35:42

    Wonderful picture, full of interest, and it reminds me of the Yogi Berra quote, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." It looks like it was taken from the roof of the Corn Exchange. Reverse view at about the same time - www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2712343375/ . The Boomerang Hotel (with the enormous gas lantern, evidently required by law) was replaced in 1902 by the current Shellbourne Hotel, which narrows the image date to between 1890-1902. I wonder if the photo was part of the plague survey of 1900, or something to do with the planning of street realignment for the new Pyrmont Bridge, opened in 1902?

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    NSW State Archives and Records

    • 14/Feb/2010 23:41:05

    Thanks for adding the PHM photo link, beachcomberaustralia. It really gives this intersection a 3D perspective, doesn't it?. I'm sure you won't be surprised to know this is one of our "Moments in Time" photos on the Archives Outside blog.

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    dunedoo

    • 24/Feb/2010 10:09:51

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pubs of Australia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    dunedoo

    • 10/Apr/2010 12:49:13

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sydney's older buildings and structures. , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Apr/2010 21:24:32

    The plague albums have many pictures from around this area, and Batson's Lane ( www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/4403061026/ ) is just up Sussex Street, near the sign "J. Ireland 230" . I think this photo is one of the unpublished plague photos which dates it as 1900.

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    Aussie Big Bob

    • 08/May/2010 08:27:47

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historic Sydney, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    BobMeade

    • 15/May/2010 06:57:55

    I think this is a beautifully composed photograph.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Jun/2010 10:14:38

    Eureka! It IS one of the Plague Album 1900-1 photos (John Degotardi jnr, photographer?). In fact the last photo of all, Vol. VI, No.378. Mistakenly labelled as "Corner of Market and Kent Streets" (handwritten in table of contents). Album link at State Library - acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?acmsID=413023&... Image link - acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/ItemViewer.aspx?itemid=823675&am...

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    NSW State Archives and Records

    • 04/Aug/2010 04:50:37

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifeasdaddy] Agreed, it is a beautiful photo, much more than a 'snapshot'. [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Well done, beachcomberaustralia! ...oddly enough, it is in a different photographic series to that of our own Plague Photos.

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    pellethepoet

    • 02/Oct/2010 14:58:40

    Untitled, undated photograph in the Art Gallery of NSW collection - www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/work/419-1985+untitled-sydney-s... - but with reference to this photo, not anymore!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Oct/2010 21:12:46

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pellethepoet] Tell 'em! Well found! This dated 14/11/1899 photo is also relevant - [http://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/4952340639/]

4 years ago a contributor from Sydney, Australia suggested this image location is -33.8709, 151.204

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4 years ago a contributor from Sydney, Australia suggested this image is from 1900

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