Government Savings Bank of New South Wales (later the Commonwealth Bank), Martin Place, Sydney, 1926 - 1927

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Government Savings Bank of New South Wales (later the Commonwealth Bank), Martin Place, Sydney, 1926 - 1927 Arthur Ernest Foster, State Library of New South Wales, ON 30/Box 34-41 , collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/npAdLk41/GDPEdQZ6yd27b

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    flickr4jazz

    • 10/Feb/2022 23:41:41

    The worker in front has no hat. He's a rebel!

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    flickr4jazz

    • 10/Feb/2022 23:43:50

    Looks terribly hot. Is it true that the temperature in Australia gets up to 20 C? Must be like living in the desert.

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    covid convict

    • 11/Feb/2022 02:59:59

    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...

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    xseo

    • 11/Feb/2022 05:01:49

    Beatifull picture

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    State Library of NSW

    • 11/Feb/2022 05:28:34

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks for the links.

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    Flickr

    • 12/Feb/2022 04:15:13

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ February 11, 2022

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    Peter Hill1

    • 12/Feb/2022 04:18:03

    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.

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    concho cowboy

    • 12/Feb/2022 05:10:37

    excellent photo!

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    shanahands

    • 12/Feb/2022 05:12:39

    Pre health and safety era, always a refreshing sight !

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    s0340248

    • 12/Feb/2022 05:19:50

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

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    dale 1

    • 12/Feb/2022 07:08:45

    Amazing image congratulations on explore

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    radulili201071

    • 12/Feb/2022 07:47:50

    Impressed image !!!

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    JulesAntonio (on/off)

    • 12/Feb/2022 08:04:10

    Beautiful capture, my friend, congratulations on explore, well deserved 😍🎊

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    ingrid eulenfan

    • 12/Feb/2022 09:03:05

    Beautiful shot! Congratulations on Explore! Via Today's Explore at #33 on Fluidr

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    lada/photo

    • 12/Feb/2022 09:21:32

    Amazing photo with superb quality. Thank you for sharing.

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 12/Feb/2022 09:46:58

    Really great capture.

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    Gian Luigi Fadda

    • 12/Feb/2022 10:51:35

    Great, congratulation

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    alexinspire2

    • 12/Feb/2022 11:44:37

    👍

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    Plaisir de la photo

    • 12/Feb/2022 13:19:46

    Jolie photo

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    • 12/Feb/2022 13:22:56

    Congrats........

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    Vab2009

    • 12/Feb/2022 14:06:57

    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.

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    [email protected]

    • 12/Feb/2022 14:10:19

     Beautiful ;-)

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    Juanrra23

    • 12/Feb/2022 15:47:29

    Magnifica imagen

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    ctofcsco

    • 12/Feb/2022 17:26:03

    SEEN ON WORLD PHOTOGRAPHERS DAY FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. VISTO EN DIA MUNDIAL DE FOTOFRAFOS DE TODO EL MUNDO. www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

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    ctofcsco

    • 12/Feb/2022 20:31:33

    PHOTO VIEW AT OR THE CREATION OF BEAUTY AROUND THE WORLD LEVEL 2 www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/

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    s.w.Lepak

    • 12/Feb/2022 20:45:44

    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

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    ctofcsco

    • 13/Feb/2022 00:26:33

    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. www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

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    mikeb2007

    • 23/Feb/2022 05:43:01

    if that is the Govt. Savings Bank of NSW then it is in Barrack St, not Martin Place. Cheers.

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    spelio

    • 26/Feb/2022 03:18:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/maczeug3 no helmets or safety gear… https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

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    spelio

    • 26/Feb/2022 03:21:49

    What a very strange collection of Groups this has been plonked in…..! www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/

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    Morbit Photography 2021

    • 27/Feb/2022 09:33:50

    lovely

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    State Library of NSW

    • 01/Apr/2022 10:48:56

    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..

2 months ago a contributor from Sydney, Australia suggested this image location is -33.8675, 151.21

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