Boy pushing pram on Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia c1900

"Boy pushing pram on Gloucester Street, The Rocks" Australia - New South Wales, Sydney, circa 1900

The Sailors’ Home, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia, c 1890

Caption: The Sailors Home, 124 George Street, The Rocks (NSW) Digital ID: Date: n. Format: Black and white photograph Size: cm

The family pub  Ship  Mermaid Hotel, The Rocks by State Records NSW

The family pub Ship Mermaid Hotel, The Rocks by State Records NSW

Rear of 93 Cumberland Street, The Rocks (NSW) Sydney Australia 1901

Rear of 93 Cumberland Street, The Rocks (NSW) [Rocks Resumption photographic survey]

Harrington Street looking south from Argyle Street, The Rocks

Lots of barrels

As bubonic plague broke out in Sydney in January 1900, there was fear The Rocks would be severely affected due to much of it being unsanitary. Cleansing operations began with the City Council in February 1900, but were later taken over by the State Government. Kent Street, depicted here, was one of many regularly quarantined and washed down with lime wash.

1900 Bubonic Plague broke out in Sydney there were fears The Rocks would be severely affected due to much of it being unsanitary. Depicted here is Kent Street being quarantined and washed down with lime wash

The Argyle Cut in The Rocks - Resumption photographic survey, 1901. The Argyle Cut was started in the 1830s and finished in 1859.(7)  It was created to provide a direct transport link between Sydney Cove and Darling Harbour and it remained an important transport link until Hickson Road was finished in 1923.

The Argyle Cut in The Rocks - Resumption photographic survey, The Argyle…

Sydney Harbour Trust employee's homes and kindergarten in High Street, The Rocks, c.1920.

Sydney Harbour Trust employee homes and kindergarten in High Street, The Rocks, Sydney v

World War I, the Great Depression and World War II slowed or prevented much of the proposed redevelopment of The Rocks. Change resumed with the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the 1920s and 1930s. Building the southern approach to the bridge led to the demolition of 280 houses along Princes Street.

World War I, the Great Depression and World War II slowed or prevented much of the proposed redevelopment of The Rocks. Change resumed with the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the and Building the southern approach to the bridge

1901 - Argyle Street in The Rocks.

This photograph from September 1901 depicts Argyle Street in The Rocks. The images highlights the most dilapidated buildings and filthy laneways, to support the Government's case for redevelopment.

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