Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackdiamondimages] to the rescue...again!
Please explain the connection to my image. Unfortunately my internet is so abysmally slow the links above won't currently load. Thanks
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackdiamondimages] If you can't see it, the SLSNW MacPherson Collection pic shows what I'm now fairly certain are the ruins of the Civil Hospital...if you could see the MacPherson pic, there's a pretty good match with the old photo of the hospital that appears in your pic...the central block with the pyramid roof...and two wings either side...
I gather the Macpherson Collection pics were taken ca. 1900...it's kind of interesting to see how the ruins looked then...regards q.m.
Thanks just got to be able to view those links. OK so you are suggesting the image above is incorrectly titled and should be Norfolk Island Civil Hospital. I cannot recall the buildings or lay of the land well enough to be able to confirm your thoughts.
Just had a look through those State Library Pics. The Norfolk Island Pine boulevard in one of the pics could also suggest Norfolk Island. It existed before the US Military removed them to construct an airport during WWll. There is also another pic of cliffs which appears to be Cascade Bay where the whaling station was.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Bingo! The Civil Hospital it is, or was. See the "c.1900" SLNSW (!) photo on the first page of this report. Mr Macpherson was standing bottom left corner and the one/two-chimney house is on the right. Pyramid roof is there. See also what they found in the privy ! - www.ashadocs.org/aha/19/19_04_Starr.pdf
Edit - Here is the image in the SLNSW - archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110197963 - not as clear as the link above.