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
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
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. **
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'.
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.