The Grounds were renamed Olympic Recreation Grounds in 1906

The Grounds were renamed Olympic Recreation Grounds in 1906

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

Sydney Holiday Resorts from the Illustrated Sydney News 1883

Sydney Holiday Resorts from the Illustrated Sydney News 1883

the pleasure grounds opposite the hotel once featured a running track

the pleasure grounds opposite the hotel once featured a running track

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