Five Roads Hotel, 1886

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Where: 131 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

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When: 20 February 1886

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"Five Roads Hotel" corner of William and Victoria Streets - showing wooden parapets erected
Dated: 20/02/1886
Digital ID: 745_a019_a019000017
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In 1879 The City of Sydney Improvement Act was constituted as a result of the findings of the Sydney City and Suburban Sewage and Health Board regarding the poor condition of buildings and sanitation within the City of Sydney due to a lack of proper legislation and codes of building practice. The City of Sydney Improvement Board was appointed to execute the Act. These photographs, taken by private photographers for the Board, show buildings in need of repair or undergoing alterations, as well as views of streets showing the condition of awnings, signboards and walls of shops, hotels and private residences.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Aug/2009 21:27:24

    "20th February 1886" was a Saturday (!).

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    mammoth wool

    • 20/May/2013 05:32:43

    In April 1871, Australian Champion Sculler William 'Old Bill' Hickey (1844-1891) became the licensee of this hotel. Paying too much attention to business sent Hickey out of peak athletic condition, and he was soon to lose his championship to the up-and-coming Michael Rush.

3 months ago a contributor from Vaucluse, Australia suggested this image location is -33.8753, 151.222

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3 months ago a contributor from Vaucluse, Australia suggested this image is from 1886

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3 months ago a contributor from Vaucluse, Australia suggested this image is from 1886

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