Looking south on Cambridge Street, The Rocks (NSW) [Rocks Resumption photographic survey] by State Records NSW, via Flickr

Looking south on Cambridge Street, The Rocks (NSW) [Rocks Resumption photographic survey] by State Records NSW, via Flickr

The Corso at Manly, on Sydneys northern beaches ca.1900, Photo shared by the State Library of Victoria. v@e

The Corso at Manly, on Sydneys northern beaches Photo shared by the State Library of Victoria.

Even as late a 1949, it is a rough area of Sydney.  Children in Sydney slums, mainly Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo, Redfern, 1949 by Ted Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Even as late a 1949, it is a rough area of Sydney. Children in Sydney slums, mainly Surry Hills, Woolloomooloo, Redfern, 1949 by Ted Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Missed a Tram in the early in Sydney, Australia, there was always the reliable horse and cart to get you their, (Photo undated) v@e

Horse and cart on King St,Sydney going through the intersection at George St,towards Pitt St in 🌹

Old age pensioner in Surry Hills alley with stick. Sydney 1949

Old age pensioner in Surry Hills alley with stick, Aug from Series Sydney people & streets, photographed by Brian Bird

Harold Cazneaux (New Zealand, Australia 1878–1953)  A Surry Hills alleyway  Alternative title:  After school  1911  gelatin silver photograph

Once a slum immortalised in The Harp in the South by Ruth Park. Now achingly trendy. Great architecture, tree lined streets and marvellous boutiques. An image of A Surry Hills alleyway by Harold Cazneaux, 1911

McElhone Place in Surry Hills, one of the slums of Sydney 1930s

McElhone Place in Surry Hills, one of the slums of Sydney Amazing to consider that now this area is mostly high rises and what houses remain all fetch sale prices of well over a million dollars.

Scene from Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Harry's Pie Stall. March 19, 1949. Photo: Mulligan Cowper Wharf Road, Wooloomooloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The eternally popular Harry's Cafe de Wheels, AKA Harry's Pie Stall, March Sydney.

Cole's Book Arcade

Cole's Book Arcade

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