The Queen Victoria Building, ca. 1905-17. Designed by the Sydney City Architect, George McRae, and built on the site of the original central markets, the grand Romanesque-style shopping arcade that replaced the markets gave only a passing nod to the site's previous function.

The Queen Victoria Building, ca. 1905-17. Designed by the Sydney City Architect, George McRae, and built on the site of the original central markets, the grand Romanesque-style shopping arcade that replaced the markets gave only a passing nod to the site's previous function.

Oxford Street from Hyde Park before the street was widened, and when it was paved in...wood! (c.1910)

Oxford Street from Hyde Park before the street was widened, and when it was paved in...wood! (c.1910)

Circular Quay ... ca. 1880s ... sl.nsw

Circular Quay ... ca. 1880s ... sl.nsw

Macquarie Street, at Circular Quay East, from the corner of Albert Street, ca. 1870s, State Library, NSW.

Macquarie Street, at Circular Quay East, from the corner of Albert Street, ca. 1870s, State Library, NSW.

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