Road construction, Hunter Street, Sydney, 1925

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When: 01 January 1925

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Road construction, Hunter Street, Sydney, 1925, by Arthur Ernest Foster, glass negativeON 30/Box 5, State Library of New South Wales.

This photo, taken at 1.20 in the afternoon, is alive with detail. In the left foreground are the concrete mixers with interested passers-by leaning on the makeshift wooden fence. Towards the center is the Perpetual Trustee Company Building, built 1914-1916, the heritage-listed office building is still there today. It is the only surviving Edwardian building in Hunter Street. In the lower right, at the intersection of Hunter, Bligh and Castlereagh Streets, is the newly installed Richard Johnson Obelisk, erected to commemorate the Chaplin who sailed with the First Fleet. In front of the memorial are two women dressed in the height of 1920s fashion.


Owner: State Library of NSW
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    • 15/Jan/2023 23:29:07

    Very interesting!

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    covid convict

    • 16/Jan/2023 07:01:44

    1933 NLA Fairfax aerial view of this stretch of Hunter St...[email protected]/52373414581/

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    covid convict

    • 18/Jan/2023 10:47:35

    [] Thanks enormously for putting this photo up! I think it's helped solve a longstanding mystery. See comments here...

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    • 21/Jan/2023 22:37:01

    Thomas' Sheep Dips! You can't get a decent sheep dip anywhere in the CBD these days! 😂

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    • 26/Mar/2023 08:23:16

    I reckon City of Sydney should have all those buildings rebuilt.