you can have a boat on your ship, but you can’t have a ship on your boat
Pyrmont Bridge c.1890
Warringah Freeway Construction. Date 1967. The image shows North Sydney looking towards the city.
Sydney in the 1850s
Sydney from Pyrmont. For the first half century of European occupation in Sydney there was little change to the landscape. A slipway was built in the 1850s and Pyrmont 'yellowblock' - some of the best sandstone in the world - was quarried and carted to the nearby burgeoning city.
Circular Quay, maybe early 1900s
View of Sydney from the bridge pylon 1940 > 2016. [National Library of Australia > Steve Withers. By Nicole Harvey]