Historical Sydney

I'm fascinated by Sydney and its history, and the photographic record of the changes through the 20th century.
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'Dracula' Palace Theatre, Pitt Street, Sydney 1929 / by Sam Hood, State Library of New South Wales collection via Flickr

'Dracula' Palace Theatre, Pitt Street, Sydney 1929 / by Sam Hood, State Library of New South Wales collection via Flickr

Arthur Stace, bottom left, was a reformed alcoholic who took to writing the word Eternity around Sydney from the 1930s. It became a quintessential part of the city and he was remembered at the turn of the century new years eve celebrations when the word was emblazoned on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Arthur Stace, bottom left, was a reformed alcoholic who took to writing the word Eternity around Sydney from the 1930s. It became a quintessential part of the city and he was remembered at the turn of the century new years eve celebrations when the word was emblazoned on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Arthur Stace, who chalked the word Eternity in copperplate on Sydneys pavements, in 1963.

Arthur Stace, who chalked the word Eternity in copperplate on Sydneys pavements, in 1963.

William Street, 1972.  Looking up towards Kings Cross.  The neon sign at the end of the street is missing as the building is under construction.

William Street, 1972. Looking up towards Kings Cross. The neon sign at the end of the street is missing as the building is under construction.

Newtown Bridge, circa 1908.  Most of these buildings are still in place, which must surely be unusual. #Newtown

Newtown Bridge, circa 1908. Most of these buildings are still in place, which must surely be unusual. #Newtown

Castlereagh Street,  Sydney, 1970.  Les Girls ad on garbage bin near Martin Place

Castlereagh Street, Sydney, 1970. Les Girls ad on garbage bin near Martin Place

Sydney Tramway Museum 51;   Museum's photo of entrance to Newtown Tram Sheds.  This entrance was recently incorporated into the railway station (to the left) as its new entrance. #Newtown

Sydney Tramway Museum 51; Museum's photo of entrance to Newtown Tram Sheds. This entrance was recently incorporated into the railway station (to the left) as its new entrance. #Newtown

James Sewell's house, Newtown, Sydney, 1879, had a floorplan very typical of terraces throughout Sydney

James Sewell's house, Newtown, Sydney, 1879, had a floorplan very typical of terraces throughout Sydney


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E cars at Newtown Bridge. 1956

E cars at Newtown Bridge. 1956

Postwar,Australia

cash store. replaced newtown baths in 218-222 king st. cashs tore used slogan 'hub of newtown' this is the origin of 'the hub' area and theater

cash store. replaced newtown baths in 218-222 king st. cashs tore used slogan 'hub of newtown' this is the origin of 'the hub' area and theater

The Hub Newtown

The Hub Newtown

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