Tuesday, 15 May 2018

OLD SYDNEY INCLUDING DEVONSHIRE STREET CEMETERY - TROVE TUESDAY 15 MAY 2018






Rushcutter’s Bay 
Photograph taken before the spire of St Mark's Church was added in 1875 (top left) from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.


 As a lover of history, I find it's always fascinating to read of how places were, how they evolved and search to see if there is anything that seems the same today... I wonder how much you will find that is at least vaguely familiar... please feel free to leave a comment.

OLD SYDNEY

Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), Sunday 12 April 1908, page 9
National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206479807

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Both Above
General view of Sydney about 1795
https://canadabayheritage.asn.au/old-george-street-a-chapter-in-old-sydney/



Horse buses outside the old Sydney Railway Station, corner of Devonshire and George streets 1895






DEVONSHIRE STREET CEMETERY




 MRS J E FOSTER photographing graves Devonshire Street cemetery, c.1901 [rahs foster glass slide collection]  https://www.rahs.org.au/devonshire-street-cemetery-digital/


Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), Sunday 14 April 1901, page 7 (3)
National Library of Australia
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article200507791







Tomb of Queen Gooseberry of the Sydney Tribe of Aborigines showing the old Sydney Railway Station in the background c1900
By George J Reeve From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales [a1555001 / PXE 1296]  (Mitchell Library)



Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney Dated: 1902 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a0140000258 Rights: www.records.nsw.gov.au/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_Street_Cemetery


Demolishing the old Devonshire St Cemetery for the new Central Railway Station c1900  https://dictionaryofsydney.org/media/4502
From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales [a7124010 / DL PXX 72]  (Dixson Library)

Image of cross in cemetery courtesy of Pixabay

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