Photo of the day – Circular Quay, Sydney
Published by imageservices on August 27, 2008 in Photo of the day.
This is a reproduction from a glass plate negative from the Tyrrell photographic collection showing Circular Quay in Sydney, looking south-east. This image was photographed from what is now the overseas passenger terminal at Circular Quay. There are six vessels here including cargo steamers, steamer ferries and naval ships, one is named ‘Leveret’. One of the ferries, called the ‘Koree’, commenced service in 1902. The double-ended steamer was 141 feet in length and was capable of carrying 1080 passengers. The ferry was retired and broken up in 1934.
Some of the commercial businesses at the time occupying the buildings in the background include the Pastoral Finance Association Ltd, Dalgety Co Ltd, Macquarie Bond, John Bridge and Co Wool and Produce Brokers, Goldsbrough Mort and Co and Watson’s Paragon Hotel.
If you have taken an image from the same perspective as this one then we would love you to post this in the Tyrrell Today group on Flickr. We are asking people to take contemporary shots from the same location as seen in our Tyrrell photographic images.
This image is attributed to Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1902-1917.
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