Australia history

Collection by Hafiz Saadon

The Old Burial Ground (now occupied by the Sydney Town Hall) was used between September 1792 and when it officially closed. Its replacement was the Sandhills Cemetery (Devonshire Street Cemetery), which later became the site of Central Railway Statio Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Cemetery Records, Old Cemeteries, Graveyards, Sydney City, Surry Hills, Central Station

Cemeteries / Burials Guide

A brief overview of the major sources in our collection that relate to cemeteries.

Before road space became premium property, Sydney trams luxuriated at Railway Square -- where Parramatta Road and Broadway met just near Central Station. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Cities, Sydney City, Light Rail, Central Station, Central Square, Historical Images

As It Was: Railway Square 1913

(Click on pics to enlarge) Next time you're driving into Sydney via Central, try to visualise it as it was nearly 100 years ago. That's Railway Square above, formerly Central Square, as it was nearly 100 yeras ago. Some points to note in respect of the above pic: - The large number of trams. - The presence of horses and carts but no cars (there is one car, parked next to the trees on the right). - The pedestrian friendly streets. Pedestrians are walking everywhere on the streets unconcernhed…

Sydney Corn Exchange, corner of Sussex and Market streets. Designed by George… Wales Beach, Victoria Building, Coogee Beach, Australian Photography, University Of Sydney, Sydney City, Sacred Architecture, Sydney Australia, Old Photos

Sussex Street at Market Street, Sydney

Format: Glass plate negative. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at Persistent URL: Acquisition credit line: Gift of…

Entrance to the Town Hall Railway Station on George Street, outside Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Photo shared from National Library of Australia. Historical Images, Town Hall, Sydney Australia, The Good Old Days, East Coast, Old Photos, Entrance, The Outsiders, Past

Entrance to the Town Hall railway station outside Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, ca. 1933 [picture].

Trams and traffic at Railway Square - Trams in Sydney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Paris Skyline, New York Skyline, Terra Australis, Australian Photography, Botany Bay, Sydney Australia, Faded Glory, East Coast, Old Photos

Trams and traffic at Railway Square

Tram traffic at Railway Square, Sydney Dated: 4/02/1927 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a0140001150 Rights: We'd love to hear from you if you use our photos. Many other photos in our collection are available to view and browse on our website using Photo Investigator.

Photographic postcard of well-clothed beachgoers titled ‘The Crowd, Manly’, c ANMM Collection Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, The Rocks Sydney, Avalon Beach, Bronte Beach, Manly Beach, Australian Continent, Maritime Museum

Manly at the turn of a century - Australian National Maritime Museum

“Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care“ Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, a burst of events and individuals conspired to shape the area of Manly, in character as much as construction. This period helped form … Continue reading →

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Central Station, Sydney, NSW, [n.d.]

This image was scanned from an original glass plate or negative, kindly provided by the Australian Railway Historical Society, New South Wales Division. This image can be used for study and personal research purposes. If you wish to reproduce this image for any other purpose you must obtain permission by contacting the University of Newcastle's Cultural Collections. If you have any further information about the image, please contact us or leave a comment in the box below.

Panoramic view of Sydney, looking north-east across Macquarie Street towards Fort Denison Sydney City, Historical Images, Historic Homes, Cool Eyes, Old Photos, Paris Skyline, Past, Australia, History

Panoramic view of Sydney, looking north-east across Macquarie Street towards Fort Denison c1871

This week's pic takes us back over 100 to be exact! The tram is departing for Zetland along Elizabeth… Sydney Australia, Western Australia, Train Tunnel, Exhibition Building, Sydney City, Historical Images, Historical Architecture, Tasmania, Old Photos

City of Sydney on Instagram: “This week's #cityofsydneyarchives pic takes us back over 100 years...1909 to be exact! The tram is departing for Zetland along Elizabeth…”

36 Likes, 2 Comments - City of Sydney (@cityofsydney) on Instagram: “This week's #cityofsydneyarchives pic takes us back over 100 years...1909 to be exact! The tram is…”

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The First Fleet: Australia begins

The story of Australia's original colonists is one of honour, courage and stubborn curiosity.

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The Australian Yowie: Mysterious Legends of a Tribe of Hairy People

In 1804, the book Modern Geography – a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States and Colonies: with the Oceans, Seas and Isles: In all Parts of the World was published by John Pinkerton. In it there is a comment regarding a population of Aborigines that shared Sydney Harbor with another tribe. They were described as flat-nosed with wide nostrils; thick eyebrows and sunken eyes. Their mouths were of ‘pr