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  • Title
    Looking west from [Sydney] Observatory / Kerry. Sydney
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  • Date

    undated [ca. 1905-1910]
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - albumen photoprint - 15 x 19.6 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    Kent Street (foreground) ; Dalgety's Wool & Grain Stores (centre) ; Looking toward Simmons Point, Ballast Point & Long Nose Point (from left) ; Goat Island (centre)
  • General note

    Dated ca. 1905-1910. Hentsch's Bond Store (on the corner of Kent & Windmill Sts) behind and to the western side of the Lord Nelson Hotel (at right) was built in 1892. In 1903 it burnt out and was replaced by Oswald's bond store. It was reconstructed almost identically to the former except it was 1 floor shorter - the same height as shown in the photo (and now). Reconstruction finished around 1905. Behind the Kent St terraces there appears to be some construction work. This is possibly the re-alignment of Argyle Place, construction of High St and Hickson Rd which all occurred around or prior to 1910. -- Information supplied by reader, Aug 2004
    See also: Millers Point, the urban village / Shirley Fitzgerald & Christopher Keating. Sydney : Hale & Iremonger, c1991. `Local boys survey the damage after the hugh fire at Hentsch's bond store in 1903' p.62. This image shows the building when it comprised 6 floors.
    Digital order no:a089924
    This item has been catalogued and digitised under a project funded and supported by the State Library of New South Wales Foundation, 2001.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled and numbered "927" at lower right
    "Kerry & Co Photo, 308 Geo St Sydney, Copyright" at lower right
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