Links and Resources for a Unit Study on Australian History, The First Fleet and Sydney Cove.

Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove

Links and Resources for a Unit Study on Australian History, The First Fleet and Sydney Cove.

1959: a bustling Oxford Street, at Taylor Square, Darlinghurst. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives #darlinghurst

1959: a bustling Oxford Street, at Taylor Square, Darlinghurst. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives #darlinghurst

A great Archive tram photo, taken on Eddy Avenue in 1956. We wonder if these school children are off for an excursion!  #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives

A great Archive tram photo, taken on Eddy Avenue in 1956. We wonder if these school children are off for an excursion! #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives

These dapper ladies and gentlemen are on their way to work at the corner of George & Wynyard Streets, circa 1930s. #sydney #archives #history #1930s

These dapper ladies and gentlemen are on their way to work at the corner of George & Wynyard Streets, circa 1930s. #sydney #archives #history #1930s

The former Pyrmont Arms Hotel – Photo taken in 1914: Two-storey split level rendered and painted sandstone and corrugated iron roof building in final stages of demolition. Near the entrance, over which hangs an ornamental gaslamp, is a sign 'Temporary Bar'. In the roughly tarred roadway a group of children play. Photo courtesy of City of Sydney Archives.  #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives #pyrmont

The former Pyrmont Arms Hotel – Photo taken in 1914: Two-storey split level rendered and painted sandstone and corrugated iron roof building in final stages of demolition. Near the entrance, over which hangs an ornamental gaslamp, is a sign 'Temporary Bar'. In the roughly tarred roadway a group of children play. Photo courtesy of City of Sydney Archives. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives #pyrmont

A beautiful sunny day in Sydney, 1964, on the corner of Martin Place and George Street. #sydney #georgestreet #martinplace #cityofsydneyarchives #history

A beautiful sunny day in Sydney, 1964, on the corner of Martin Place and George Street. #sydney #georgestreet #martinplace #cityofsydneyarchives #history

Wynyard Park walkway, 1910. The bandstand was removed when the park was dug up for the construction of the underground railway in the late 1920s / early 1930s. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives

Wynyard Park walkway, 1910. The bandstand was removed when the park was dug up for the construction of the underground railway in the late 1920s / early 1930s. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives

This is one cool looking City Engineer at work! He's measuring the level of the sidewalk on Botany Road, Waterloo. #history #cityofsydneyarchives #sydney #waterloo

This is one cool looking City Engineer at work! He's measuring the level of the sidewalk on Botany Road, Waterloo. #history #cityofsydneyarchives #sydney #waterloo


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Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo have a rich and varied history that dates back to 1884 when the first zoo in New South Wales opened in Sydney on a site known as Billy Goat's Swamp.

Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo have a rich and varied history that dates back to 1884 when the first zoo in New South Wales opened in Sydney on a site known as Billy Goat's Swamp.

Hyde Park - south west corner showing site of what is now the entrance to Musuem Railway Station, Sydney Dated: No date Digital ID: 17420_a014_a0140001223 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions  This image is part of our "Moments in Time" blog series where we ask you to help us date the photos or identify the location where the photo was taken. If you can help with this image please head over to the post at our Archives Outside blog. We have included the larger…

Hyde Park - south west corner showing site of what is now the entrance to Musuem Railway Station, Sydney Dated: No date Digital ID: 17420_a014_a0140001223 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions This image is part of our "Moments in Time" blog series where we ask you to help us date the photos or identify the location where the photo was taken. If you can help with this image please head over to the post at our Archives Outside blog. We have included the larger…

Soldiers Memorial, Pyrmont – Photo taken in 1932 - "Raised in honour of the men of Pyrmont and Ultimo who served their country during the Great war 1914-1918. Erected by the people of these districts." Photo courtesy of City of Sydney Archives.     **

Soldiers Memorial, Pyrmont – Photo taken in 1932 - "Raised in honour of the men of Pyrmont and Ultimo who served their country during the Great war 1914-1918. Erected by the people of these districts." Photo courtesy of City of Sydney Archives. **

View looking west from AWA Tower in York Street down Erskine Street to ferry wharf and ships at finger wharves on city side and Pyrmont side. Chimneys of Pyrmont Power Station at centre rear. Photographer Allan A. Hedges. Photo courtesy of City of Sydney Archives.    **

View looking west from AWA Tower in York Street down Erskine Street to ferry wharf and ships at finger wharves on city side and Pyrmont side. Chimneys of Pyrmont Power Station at centre rear. Photographer Allan A. Hedges. Photo courtesy of City of Sydney Archives. **

In the spirit of Australian Fashion Week this week, we loved this archive image of Debutantes at the 1964 Lady Mayoress' Ball, dancing around the Grand Hall in dresses reminiscant of Dior's 'New Look'.

In the spirit of Australian Fashion Week this week, we loved this archive image of Debutantes at the 1964 Lady Mayoress' Ball, dancing around the Grand Hall in dresses reminiscant of Dior's 'New Look'.

1936: a group of young lads playing baseball on the corner of Moore Park Rd & Anzac Parade. #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives #sydney #baseball

1936: a group of young lads playing baseball on the corner of Moore Park Rd & Anzac Parade. #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives #sydney #baseball

Waratah Princess Margaret Davidson - City of Sydney Telephonist - steals the show at the first ever Waratah Festival in 1956. The festival grew to include art, writing, dance and theatre until its successor the Sydney Festival emerged in the 1970s.

Waratah Princess Margaret Davidson - City of Sydney Telephonist - steals the show at the first ever Waratah Festival in 1956. The festival grew to include art, writing, dance and theatre until its successor the Sydney Festival emerged in the 1970s.

Derwent Street, Glebe in 1973. This photo has a sense of optimism about it, don't you think? We love the old sign-writing too. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives

Derwent Street, Glebe in 1973. This photo has a sense of optimism about it, don't you think? We love the old sign-writing too. #sydney #cityofsydneyarchives #history #archives

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