Australian Bank of Commerce

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Where: 77A King St, 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

Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection

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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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    • 30/Aug/2009 13:24:43

    At the SW corner of George and King Streets. See -

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    • 25/Sep/2011 02:50:10

    Now the site of the Apple store.

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    • 05/Oct/2012 08:24:50

    Foundation stone laid 16/6/1884. Full details of the planned building -

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    • 26/Jul/2016 22:10:22

    [[email protected]] Good stuff there! "In 1885 a cable support disguised as an ornamental verandah front was erected along the western side of George Street from the G.P.O. to what is now Railway Square. (ref 3'4'5) This is a distinctive feature which can be seen on many photographs. It became the backbone of the network with pole routes branching off at every cross street. The pole route in this section of George Street was replaced by a smaller one carrying only telegraph wires. The cable support was superseded before 1900 but was not all demolished. Shopkeepers had been allowed to use it to support awnings, and where they had done so it was left in place." From - I am betting on 1888 for the date, like many of these wonderful Henry King photos - I have an old hunch that he produced a Centenary album.

2 years ago 2001:8004:d03:72a3:b4f8:a8cb:5cc7:d4ff suggested this image location is -33.8689, 151.207