Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
This Powerhouse drove the cable tramway from King Street wharf to Ocean Street Edgecliff from 1894 to electrification in 1905.
This "Cable Tram Power House" is marked on this 1903 interactive map, though I cannot tell EXACTLY where - www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview?pi=nla.map-rm1635-sd&rgn=0...
Thanks for adding this info and those dates. Perhaps the "Cable Tram Power House" on the map is the tiny square under the red line, where the text is?
Found it! It is the marked square north of the road, left of the "C" of 'Cable'. A 'sewer' flowed underneath and into Rushcutters Bay. On old maps there was a bridge there called Bentley's Bridge.
Just found this 11/8/1894 Australian Town and Country Journal article which gives full details of the new cable tramway operation and this powerhouse in amazing detail -
Article - trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/71262625
Illustrations - trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/6134354
Evidently all the cable tramway machinery was removed in February 1906 after 13 years service, and sold to the Portland Cement Company - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114231193
1 month ago
a contributor from Perth, Australia suggested this image
location is -33.8754, 151.23