Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Yikes! That's an interesting one.
Guessing it is looking west east up Bettington Street towards the Observatory. Or not ??
Yes! See -
www.records.nsw.gov.au/image/4481_a026_000186 (October 1901)
Resumption Map E (beware North is to the right) - gallery.records.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/gallery/darling-har...
The shadow of the chimneys and dormer windows of these houses were noted before by [https://www.flickr.com/photos/pellethepoet/] on this "c.1910" photo of the Kindergarten across the street. Which means the houses survived for quite a while after 1901.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Let's ask [https://www.flickr.com/photos/pellethepoet/] to explain it !
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Sorry folks, I'm on holiday!