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Where: Mitchell Library, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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When: 20 January 2004

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Main Reading Room, State Library of NSW, Sydney
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Digital ID: 12932-a012-a012X2442000009

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Owner: MHNSW - State Archives Collection
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    • 30/Apr/2009 07:32:41

    See a year 2009 view of this scene here:

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    MHNSW - State Archives Collection

    • 05/May/2009 22:31:01

    Thanks, lifeasdaddy - you found the same place to take the photo!

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    • 07/May/2009 11:19:29

    The original photograph had sat in my favourites file for a long time. Firstly because of the beautiful symmetry, and secondly so I could one day take a comparison shot. Over the past two months I had sat in the reading room a few times, wondering if I would be able to get permission to ascend to a "staff only" platform that sits exactly opposite the clock in the photograph so I could take the comparison shot. Then one time I was passing behind the place from where my photograph was taken and discovered there is a locked door to the balcony I wanted to access, but that the door has paynes of glass. I took this pic through the glass, no special access required.

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    • 30/May/2009 00:41:55

    And here is an even earlier reading room:

3 years ago a contributor from Vaucluse, Australia suggested this image location is -33.8665, 151.213