Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Now: Google Maps Street View. Forbes stairs (Chard Stars) above William Street are now on the site of the steep decline, built in 1925.
Really spooky! - I just came across this painting (1870s?) whilst looking for something else -
From this album - acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=826108#
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia BRILLIANT FIND ! ! !
'Rose Hall' was the house of the Town Surveyor (1827-1832) and Colonial Architect (1832-1835), Ambrose Hallen ( adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hallen-ambrose-2147 ). He designed 'Rose Hall' himself. - www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/darlinghurst
During the First World War, 'Rose Hall' became the Red Cross Soldiers' Convalescent Home.
It was opened in 1915 ( trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15620768 ) and closed in 1929 when it was sold ( trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16556084 ). There are photos in both articles.
The Sydney Fish Markets (see note) at Woolloomooloo 1871-1892 - acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=414289# .
Rebuilt in 1893 - www3.photosau.com/cos/scripts/ExtSearch.asp?SearchTerm=02...
The Wesleyan Church is 1873, so this photo and the painting are between 1873-93
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pellethepoet http://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Great 'stumble' to come across this watercolor! And I can see it's the trigger for a possible date, 1873-1893.
Always impressed with your research :)
Cnr of Forbes St and William St west side 2 or 3 doors going down hill was an illegal casino known as 'The Forbes Club' circa 1970.
2 weeks ago
a contributor from Vaucluse, Australia suggested this image
location is -33.8739, 151.219