Exploring Colonial Sydney

Images of Sydney from 1788 to 1900. These are highlights from our 'Exploring Colonial Sydney' talk on 16 September 2015. 'Exploring Colonial Sydney' is part of the Library's Lifelong Learning series.
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Frederick Garling, Retford Hall, Darling Point, Sydney, ca. 1866. This house was designed by Edmund Blacket for merchant Anthony Hordern.Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=132789

Frederick Garling, Retford Hall, Darling Point, Sydney, ca. 1866. This house was designed by Edmund Blacket for merchant Anthony Hordern.Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=132789

Frederick Garling, Circular Quay, ca. 1839? Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=423716

Frederick Garling, Circular Quay, ca. 1839? Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=423716

Samuel Marsden's property, Parramatta. From Edward Mason, Views of Sydney and Surrounding District, ca. 1821-23. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=442508

Samuel Marsden's property, Parramatta. From Edward Mason, Views of Sydney and Surrounding District, ca. 1821-23. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=442508

Grace Hendy-Pooley, The Australian Club, Bent Street, 1886. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=446272

Grace Hendy-Pooley, The Australian Club, Bent Street, 1886. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=446272

International Exhibition of 1879, Sydney, New South Wales. 1879. This map shows the location of the Garden Palace in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: https://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b3636631

International Exhibition of 1879, Sydney, New South Wales. 1879. This map shows the location of the Garden Palace in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: https://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b3636631

Thomas H. Lewis, Hyde Park - the old days of merry Cricket Club matches, ca. 1870. Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=423726

Thomas H. Lewis, Hyde Park - the old days of merry Cricket Club matches, ca. 1870. Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=423726

John William Lancashire, View of Sydney Port Jackson, New South Wales, taken from the Rocks on the western side of the Cove, ca. 1803. Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=825803

John William Lancashire, View of Sydney Port Jackson, New South Wales, taken from the Rocks on the western side of the Cove, ca. 1803. Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=825803

Illustration of Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. From Simeon Pearce - illuminated address, 1881. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. View the entire document online: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=152592

Illustration of Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. From Simeon Pearce - illuminated address, 1881. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. View the entire document online: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=152592

Page from illuminated address showing the sugar refineries at Canterbury and Blackfriars. To the Honorable Edward Knox M.L.C. "Fiona" from Directors, Officers and Employees of the Colonial Sugar Refining Co., 1844-1894 [Album of Views]. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=431168

Page from illuminated address showing the sugar refineries at Canterbury and Blackfriars. To the Honorable Edward Knox M.L.C. "Fiona" from Directors, Officers and Employees of the Colonial Sugar Refining Co., 1844-1894 [Album of Views]. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=431168

J. T. Richardson, Garden Palace, ca. 1879-1882. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=442563

J. T. Richardson, Garden Palace, ca. 1879-1882. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=442563


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Port Jackson and view of Botatical Garden 1803 JW Lancashire SLNSW The work of the gardens illustrates the associations with 18th century European scientific world of Sir Joseph Banks, Sir William Hooker and others. The gardens are Australia’s oldest scientific institution (1816) for botany and horticulture. In 1821 Superintendent Charles Fraser, a botanist, was appointed to develop the gardens along scientific grounds for the first time.

The Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens

Port Jackson and view of Botatical Garden 1803 JW Lancashire SLNSW The work of the gardens illustrates the associations with 18th century European scientific world of Sir Joseph Banks, Sir William Hooker and others. The gardens are Australia’s oldest scientific institution (1816) for botany and horticulture. In 1821 Superintendent Charles Fraser, a botanist, was appointed to develop the gardens along scientific grounds for the first time.

Illustration of Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. From Simeon Pearce - illuminated address, 1881. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. View the entire document online: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=152592

Illustration of Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. From Simeon Pearce - illuminated address, 1881. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. View the entire document online: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=152592

'Aboriginal man fishing with a five-pronged fishing spear', from the album Natives of New South Wales; drawn from life in Botany Bay, ca. 1805. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=446648

'Aboriginal man fishing with a five-pronged fishing spear', from the album Natives of New South Wales; drawn from life in Botany Bay, ca. 1805. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=446648

Francis Fowkes, Sketch & description of the settlement at Sydney Cove Port Jackson in the County of Cumberland taken by a transported convict on the 16th of April, 1788, which was not quite 3 months after Commodore Phillips's landing there. 1788. One of the first maps of the new colony. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b2063480

Francis Fowkes, Sketch & description of the settlement at Sydney Cove Port Jackson in the County of Cumberland taken by a transported convict on the 16th of April, 1788, which was not quite 3 months after Commodore Phillips's landing there. 1788. One of the first maps of the new colony. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b2063480

Plan of Carter's Barracks, Sydney. From Standish Harris, Report & Estimate of the Value of the Improvements which have taken place in the Public Buildings of Sydney, Paramatta, Windsor, Liverpool and Campbelltown, between the 25th of December 1822 & the 24th of December 1823 inclusive, and an Expose of the present state of the Public Buildings in New South Wales, 1824. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales…

Plan of Carter's Barracks, Sydney. From Standish Harris, Report & Estimate of the Value of the Improvements which have taken place in the Public Buildings of Sydney, Paramatta, Windsor, Liverpool and Campbelltown, between the 25th of December 1822 & the 24th of December 1823 inclusive, and an Expose of the present state of the Public Buildings in New South Wales, 1824. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales…

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