Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Arthur Streeton "Circular Quay" 1892 (same year!)
lafeasdaddy-you added note for opera house now occupies this site is incorrect. thats the Hill & Co woolstore built 1883. at 1 macquarie st. the opera house site is further north a few hundred metres.
uminarampart - you are correct. I've now removed that note to prevent confusion.
Arrthur Streeton painting, well researched, beachcomber.....!
The Manly ferry jetty is near new, having moved from the western side of Circular Quay either that year or perhaps 1891. The Manly jetty was completed December 1891.
Similiar (but later) Mobsby photo -
Re-used here: National Library of Australia -
A couple of elements have been edited out, but it is clearly the same image. The photo booklet design is intriguing - "Photographs are folded and laid in postcard underneath flap".
See also: Star Photo Co., c1900-1910, State Library of NSW - acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=413349
Google Maps Street View - g.co/maps/q3yhe
In 1890/91, earlier - trying to work out what the big white ship is -
hi, can someone tell where this bank was?
on pitt st somewhere called City bank?
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The City Bank was at the NE corner of Pitt St and Moore St (now Martin Place). Destroyed in the great fire of 1890. Marked on this 1876 illustration with Young and Lark behind - trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/63334071
Heaps more info - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=%22city+bank%22+pitt+...
thanks for reply.another great bldg destroyed by fire.
Spot The Differences -
Spot the Differences (again!) -
The Hall photograph appears to show a brand new Manly ferry wharf, even before it came into use. There are no people on the wharf, no gangways, no cargo (cargo was a significant part of the Manly service in those days), no indication of use. I believe the Hall photo would therefore be late 1891 when the Manly wharf was completed. The next photo is obviously after the Manly service had moved from West Circular Quay, with Manly ferry P.S. Brighton alongside.