Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
That Port Jackson fig tree on the left was much loved in its day. It was blown over in a gale 0n 31/12/1900. See comments and links here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/state-records-nsw/4463463605/
The steamer in the foreground is the Merksworth that was built in 1874 and was lost in 1898