Old Sydney

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Images of the things that have vanished from Sydney town.

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Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 1930 from Loftus Street Circular Quay, Sydney.

Construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 1930. [1150x1600]

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Remembering the finger dial public phones. And don't forget to check the coin slot in case someone left their change ...

Remembering the finger dial public phones. And don't forget to check the coin slot in case someone left their change ...

Southern arch, Sydney Harbour Bridge, from northern creeper crane, 1930. Photo: Ted Hood.

Southern arch, Sydney Harbour Bridge, from northern creeper crane, 1930. Photo: Ted Hood.

Tram at Balmain wharf heading for  Rozelle. Date 1950.

Tram at Balmain wharf heading for Rozelle. Date 1950.

'Arch in the Sky' by Harold Cazneaux. Sydney, 1930.

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Foundations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (year unknown).

Foundations of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (year unknown).

Crossing Sydney Heads on the Manly Ferry

Crossing Sydney Heads on the Manly Ferry

Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1931 by State Records NSW, via Flickr

Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1931

View from Observatory Park Dated: 6/3/1931 Digital ID: 12685_a007_a00704_8731000129r Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions 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.

Luna Park view, taken from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia c.1950's. v@e.

Luna Park view, taken from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia c.1950's. v@e.

Trams at Central Country section where the Light Rail now pulls in. 1950.

Trams at Central Country section where the Light Rail now pulls in. 1950.

Trams at Wynyard Station.Until 1958 the trams used to go underground to Platforms 1 and 2.Photo by N. Reed.

Trams at Wynyard Station.Until 1958 the trams used to go underground to Platforms 1 and 2.Photo by N. Reed.

Sydney Harbour hydrofoil. Built in Italy, she could carry 240 passengers at 38 knots. She was in service between Circular Quay and Manly from 1984 to 1991. This was a faster way to get between Manly & Circular Quay, about 12 minutes compared to about 50 for the regular Ferry). But it was noisy, bumpy and a ticket cost about twice the price. Still, if you were in a hurry & it was peak hour (when driving between Manly & Circular Quay could take up to 1.5 hours), it couldn't be beaten! :)

Sydney Harbour hydrofoil. Built in Italy, she could carry 240 passengers at 38 knots. She was in service between Circular Quay and Manly from 1984 to 1991. This was a faster way to get between Manly & Circular Quay, about 12 minutes compared to about 50 for the regular Ferry). But it was noisy, bumpy and a ticket cost about twice the price. Still, if you were in a hurry & it was peak hour (when driving between Manly & Circular Quay could take up to 1.5 hours), it couldn't be beaten! :)