Sydney 1917, tinted Glass Plate, Queen Victoria Building…Looking North on George St. St Andrews and Sydney Town Hall in foreground.
H.V. McKay Massey Harris Factory, mower assembly line, Sunshine ~ 1946.
Photograph: State Library of Victoria
This image is from 1913 and shows Flinders Street looking east from the Swanston Street intersection. The south face of St Paul’s Cathedral is visible, as is the Metropolitan Gas Co’s offices and the old Princes Bridge railway station which was located where Federation Square now sits.
On Friday 13th December, 1912 Luna Park opens to the public in St Kilda for the first time. In this photo you can see that it is not quite built yet
WERFEL’S NEW SHOES: VIENNA, AUSTRIA 1946
Six-year-old Austrian boy, Werfel, a resident at the Am Himmel orphanage, shows his joy at receiving a new pair of shoes from the US Red Cross.
(LIFE Magazine 1946)
This photograph, shot by Gerald Waller, appeared in LIFE Magazine, December 30, 1946. Werfel was eventually brought to America among the many children liberated after the Second World War.
Mrs Nicol and son is the title of this photo in the family album. I could be circa WW1, but I think it could be closer to 1900. When a pram is much more than a practical item. It is a fashion statement as well as work of art.
CHRISTMAS AT BURLEIGH. (Gold Coast) QLD. 1932
⛱ Tents have been pitched – and cars parked alongside – on the Esplanade and on the beach at Burleigh Heads for the Christmas break… 1932.
⛱ The headland and (now) National Park in plain view beyond.
(State Library of Qld)
ANN STREET BRISBANE 1889
Looking south down Ann Street from the Wharf Street Intersection.
Andrew House, which adjoins St Andrew’s Lutheran Church is on the right, as is a beautiful cast iron street lamp.
Current day shot below. Andrew House and Church still there, lamp long gone. 😟
(photo Sourced from State Library of Qld)
SANDRINGHAM RAILWAY STATION (MELB) EARLY 1950s
Passengers depart Sandringham Station in Melbourne’s south east. Victorian Railways buses and a Tram sit awaiting fares. Since electrification of the rail line in 1919, VR operated the short Sandringham/Black Rock Tramway Service.
(Photo from Museums Victoria)
MINER’S HUT. LITHGOW VALLEY NSW. 1880
A colliery worker’s hut in the Lithgow Valley, Central Tablelands of NSW.
A contemporary report in the ‘Sydney Mail’ described the worker’s huts as…
”of the rudest description, being logs cemented together with mud and covered with either canvas or bark. Yet inside I found a snugness which contrasts greatly with the exterior”.
(Blue Mountains City Library)
Be careful, there is a lot of concern that Doctor ‘Swift’ is not all he is cracked up to be. There are rumours that the ‘feelgood doctor’ is not licenced.