Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
The worker in front has no hat. He's a rebel!
Looks terribly hot. Is it true that the temperature in Australia gets up to 20 C? Must be like living in the desert.
What a great pic! Here we're looking South down Castlereagh St...towards Martin Place and then King St, etc...
trove.nla.gov.au/work/190055317 - interesting to compare with this ca. 1913 NLA Fairfax pic, which shows the Australia Hotel pre additions with its original mansard roof...
trove.nla.gov.au/work/189952885 - this late 1925 NLA Fairfax pic shows the GSB at a vaguely similar stage of construction...it's on the right of frame...
The construction of the new Government Savings Bank Building in Martin Place was was one of Sydney's largest building projects of the interwar years...just going on the various digitised newspaper items, the demolition of the previous building and the excavation for the foundations took place in 1923-24...the external construction work appears to have taken most of 1925-27...the interior was completed by late 1928...the building was officially opened on 13th December, 1928...
trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/223390419 - the Sun, 12th June, 1924...the GSB as a hole in the ground...
trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/160083481 - the Sydney Mail, 21st October, 1925...the external work well in progress...
trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16343549 - SMH, 29th December, 1926...
trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16386069 - SMH, 19th July, 1927...
The new GSB building was acquired by the Commonwealth Bank at the time of the takeover/merger in late 1931...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/193158484@N02 Thanks for the links.
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr4jazz Parts of Australia are desert, so living there must seem like living in .... a desert. This building is in Sydney (not a desert), where the temperature can get up to 40C on a rare summer's day. I used to work in this building in the 1980s. It remains a Sydney landmark.
Pre health and safety era, always a refreshing sight !
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Amazing image congratulations on explore
Impressed image !!!
Beautiful capture, my friend, congratulations on explore, well deserved 😍🎊
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Amazing photo with superb quality. Thank you for sharing.
Really great capture.
A fascinating historical image. I follow the National Library of Ireland’s steam of historical images - really fascinating to see the same idea from another library.
SEEN ON WORLD PHOTOGRAPHERS DAY FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. VISTO EN DIA MUNDIAL DE FOTOFRAFOS DE TODO EL MUNDO.
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Bravo State Library of New South Wales! SPECTACULAR. As a Civil Engineer, this image has great appeal to me. Keep posting and inspiring. best regards, steven
THE IBERIAN PENINSULA CRADLE OF THE ATLANTIS AND OF THE PROGRESS OF HUMANITY 15,000 YEARS AGO. LA PENINSULA IBERICA CUNA DE LA ATLANTIDA Y DEL PROGRESO DE LA HUMANIDAD HACE 15.000 AÑOS.
if that is the Govt. Savings Bank of NSW then it is in Barrack St, not Martin Place. Cheers.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maczeug3 no helmets or safety gear…
What a very strange collection of Groups this has been plonked in…..!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/spelio it may seem odd but almost all of these are requests from the groups to add the image to their collections..
1 year ago
a contributor from Sydney, Australia suggested this image
location is -33.8675, 151.21