Boating, Cooks River c1910

Boating, Cooks River c1910

The Grounds were renamed Olympic Recreation Grounds in 1906

The Grounds were renamed Olympic Recreation Grounds in 1906

catching an omnibus in Sydney 1879

catching an omnibus in Sydney 1879

B1269 Horsedrawn omnibus, Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Company, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Vehicles like these conveyed passengers to the Pleasure Grounds.

B1269 Horsedrawn omnibus, Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Company, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Vehicles like these conveyed passengers to the Pleasure Grounds.

Steam tramway to Botany built by Thos. Wearne of Sydney   .....ADB bio here: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/wearne-thomas-4953/text8037

Steam tramway to Botany built by Thos. Wearne of Sydney .....ADB bio here: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/wearne-thomas-4953/text8037

old Sir Joseph Banks Hotel c 1860.  The zoo opened in 1850...  a full history of the zoo here: http://www.rahs.org.au/history-resources/the-first-zoo/

old Sir Joseph Banks Hotel c 1860. The zoo opened in 1850... a full history of the zoo here: http://www.rahs.org.au/history-resources/the-first-zoo/

the fashionable place to be, As well as a zoo, the hotel also featured a bowling  green from 1864......history of lawn bowls here: http://www.ashfieldbowlingclub.com.au/nsw_bowls_club_96.html

the fashionable place to be, As well as a zoo, the hotel also featured a bowling green from 1864......history of lawn bowls here: http://www.ashfieldbowlingclub.com.au/nsw_bowls_club_96.html

view of the Inn and pleasure grounds 1853

view of the Inn and pleasure grounds 1853

Burning Shells to Make Lime, 1874

Burning Shells to Make Lime, 1874

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