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  • Title
    473 & 475 Kent Street, Sydney, Dec 1875
  • Call number
    PXA 984/17
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  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 albumen photoprint - 12.8 x 19.6 cm., on mount 20.5 x 27 cm.
  • General note

    Personal inspection by sub-committee no.1, consisting of, R.B. Read, Esq., and M. Chapman, Esq.
    Eleventh day, Monday, 6 Dec, 1875
    "No. 473, Kent-street (Shaw, agent), is an old weatherboard house, containing two rooms 10 x 12 ft. and 7 ft. high, rented at 6s. a week, which may be described as being thoroughly worn out. Underneath, being in fact the foundation of the house, and approached from the back, is an open cellar, which the tenants of the house state is occupied at night by a lot of low filthy old men and women, the refuse of metropolitan humanity, who find here a night's shelter free of charge. This nocturnal camping ground is a great offence to the occupants of the building above.
    No. 475, Kent-street (Shaw, agent) is a house of the same description as the last, consisting of two rooms, and rented at 6s. a week ; tenant complains bitterly of want of ventilation. When asked why she lived in such a place she said it was quite impossible to get another house, the rent of which would be within her means." -- Excerpt from: 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. p.29 (Q628.0991/S Mitchell Library)
    Digital order no:a424017
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Page 29 / 473 & 475 Kent St / Entrance to Shaw's Court / 11th day 6th Dec 75 -- in pencil below image at lower left
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