Queen Victorian Markets (now Queen Victoria Building), Sydney

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Where: Citigroup Centre, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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When: 01 January 1900

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Format: Glass plate negative.

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Repository: Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/collection=The_Tyrrell_Photographic

Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection

General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database

Persistent URL: www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=28404

Acquisition credit line: Gift of Australian Consolidated Press under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1985


Owner: Powerhouse Museum Collection
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    • 22/Jul/2008 01:30:48

    Here's the same view in 1920: www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/2687730703/ And in 2008: www.flickr.com/photos/lifeasdaddy/2684017015/

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    • 25/Jan/2009 18:31:12

    This image has been used in the indicommons.org then-and-now post Tyrell Today, which also talks about the Tyrell Today group. indicommons.org badge

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    • 11/Sep/2009 22:45:38

    Kerry was rather keen on this view - www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/3004417112/ and www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/3023700018/ I think this one is the best, and the earliest - no tram electric pylons.

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    • 12/Sep/2009 02:07:28

    Yep, beachcomberaustralia, you're right. Some other views photographers of the era were also keen on the same scene. Flip through some of the images of the Queen Victoria Building at Picture Australia to see some: www.pictureaustralia.org/apps/pictureaustralia?term1=quee... The Queen Victoria Building was one of the colossal Australian buildings of that age.

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    • 13/Sep/2009 21:44:42

    Thanks lifeasdaddy for the link. it is interesting to search "Queen Victoria Markets" as well, to get a lot of older photos which have not been cross-referenced or tagged. Something odd with the State Library links - I will complain to my local State MP! The QVB certainly is 'colossal' - I always thought it needed two or three extra floors height to balance the length and those heavy looking domes on the roof. But I am so glad it survives and flourishes.

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    • 29/Oct/2009 06:48:04

    雪梨城 in chinese

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    • 25/Sep/2011 03:44:47

    I remember going through the QVB when it was being restored, c1980. Parts had been butchered from several internal modifications over its life. I saw some of the internal column capitals in the main ground floor shopping colonade that had previously been removed for alterations being replaced by thin fibreglass moulds so not all is as it seems!!! They also did a cheap job on the floor tiles - hideous compared to the rich detail and deep colours of the original tiles that still survive in some parts of the building, mainly the stairways. As I recall, Ipoh Ltd wanted to demolish the QVB but the owner, the City of Sydney, required restoration for the 99 year lease in return for signiificant height development gains on Ipoh's other development site - now known as World Square. Those development rights were sold on to other developers by the time World Square construction commenced.