Sydney History research

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Map of Sydney Cove 1788, with link to National Library of Australia digital classroom resources.

Map of Sydney Cove with link to National Library of Australia digital classroom resources.

The Big Sorting Room at the Sydney General Post Office postal staff put in the long hours,Christmas 1910. City of Sydney Archives.

The Big Sorting Room at the Sydney General Post Office postal staff put in the long hours, Christmas City of Sydney Archives.

A forum for me to ramble and share observations on art, books, life, media, family...

A forum for me to ramble and share observations on art, books, life, media, family.

William 'Billy' Blue was a Jamaican convict ferry master of some local fame in Sydney Australia because of his aphorisms and lively banter. 1834. Find more detailed information about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=404717 From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

Biography - William (Billy) Blue - Australian Dictionary of Biography

St James Grammar School (Hall) at 171 Phillip St,Sydney.Designed by Burcham Clamp,dedicated 1903 and demolished 1961.

St James Grammar School (Hall) at 171 Phillip St,Sydney.Designed by Burcham Clamp,dedicated 1903 and demolished 1961.

Government Printing Offices on Bent St,Sydney,where the Intercontinental Hotel is now.

New South Wales Government Printing Office in Sydney (year unknown).

Colloroy Beach in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney (year unknown).

Colloroy Beach in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney (year unknown).

Cambridge House, Fairfield c.1870s

Cambridge House Fairfield NSW - destroyed by a suspicious fire in the mid Such a shame this historical house is gone. I wonder if this is the old house that backed onto the river where the trainline passed by.

Newport Hotel in 1884. •Mona Vale Library•

Newport Hotel in 1884. •Mona Vale Library•

St Barnabas' Church at Broadway,Sydney in 1870.

St Barnabas' Church at Broadway,Sydney in 1870.

Entrance to Dymock's Book Arcade on George St,Sydney with Melocco Bros terrazzo paving in 1938. •Mitchell Library,State Library of NSW•

Entrance to Dymock's Book Arcade on George St,Sydney with Melocco Bros terrazzo paving in 1938. •Mitchell Library,State Library of NSW•

Caption: Exhibition Building, Prince Alfred Park, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: 4481_a026_000364.jpg Date: c. 31/12/1870 Format: Black and white photograph

Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition Exhibition Building, Prince Alfred Park, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: Date: c. Format: Black and white photograph

Mort's Bay in Balmain,in the inner west of Sydney in 1875.

Mort's Bay in Balmain,in the inner west of Sydney in

Liverynga, residence of Sir Phillip Street, Elizabeth Bay, Manuscripts, oral history & pictures - State Library of New South Wales

The Spit Punt in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney (year unknown).

The Spit Punt in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney (year unknown).

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