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  • Title
    Sydney City and Suburban Sewage and Health Board : photographs, with excerpts from the final report of the committee appointed "To inquire into the state of crowded dwellings and areas in the city of Sydney and suburbs, so far as it affects public health", 1875
  • Call number
    PXA 984
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    Nov - Dec 1875
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421804
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 12.8 x 19.6 cm., on mounts 20.5 x 27 cm. - 26 albumen photoprints
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    The members of the Committee appointed by the Sydney City and Suburban Sewage and Health Board consisted of the Hon. John Smith (Chairman), Messrs. Palmer, Chapman, Dansey, and Read. Two sub-committes - No.1: R.B. Read, Esq., & Mr. Alderman Chapman, and No.2: B. Palmer Esq. (Mayor of Sydney), & G.F. Dansey, Esq. carried out the inspections.
  • Scope and Content
    The photographs in this collection illustrate some of the inspections by No.1 Sub-Committee, R.B. Read and M. Chapman, during November & December, 1875
    Nos.1-3 Second day, 15 Nov 1875. Sussex Street, from Liverpool to Margaret Streets.
    1. Washington Place
    2. Syrett's Lane
    3. Ashton's Court
    Nos.4-6 Seventh day, 25 Nov. Along Pitt Street, commencing at Queen's Place
    4. Residence of Ah Loon "Lousy Charley", Queen's Place
    5-6. Queen's Place
    Nos.7-8 Eighth day, 29 Nov. Clarence to Market Street
    7. Lynch's Court
    8. M'Crory's Court or Lane
    Nos.9-11 Ninth Day, 2 Dec. Market Street.
    9. Bray's Buildings
    10-11. Corner of Clarence & Market Streets
    Nos.12-18 Eleventh day, 6 Dec. Kent Street
    12. Magrath's Lane
    13. Ann's Place
    14. Arthur Place
    15. 443 & 445 Kent Street with lane at the back. Wentworth Estate.
    16. Brisbane Place
    17. 473 & 475 Kent Street, entrance to Shaw's Court
    18. Shaw's Court
    Nos.19-23 Thirteenth day, Dec 13
    19. Frying Pan Flat & Alley
    20. American Coffee House & 49 - 51 Kent Street
    21-23. Wright's Wharf, next to Market Wharf, in Sussex Street
    24. Block between Druitt, Market, Kent & Sussex Streets
    25. Untitled [Inspection of dwellings in Sydney city, 1875 : view of lane and open drain]
    26. Untitled [Inspection of dwellings in Sydney city, 1875 : streetscape with houses]
  • System of arrangement
    This collection comprises 22 record series. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each photograph from this collection record.¶Chronological
  • Source
    Purchased Oct 2002
  • General note

    The inscriptions on the photograph mounts indicate they were clearly taken to illustrate the report but do not appear to have been reproduced.
    The photographer of this series does not appear to be mentioned in the report. They may have been taken by No.1 Sub-Committee, possibly Reginald Bligh Read, M.R.C.S., before he resigned in February 1876 to go to England.
    Reference: Sydney City and Suburban Sewage and Health Board : Eleventh progress report. Evidence taken before No. 11 Committee / NSW Legislative Assembly. Sydney : Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1876. (Q628.0991/S Mitchell Library)
    See also: Map of the City of Sydney. 1877. To illustrate the report of the Sydney Sewage and Health Board (ZM4 811.18/1877/2 and ZM4 811.18/1877/3, Mitchell Library)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823978
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