10 February, 2020
Hyde Park Sydney 1870
This photograph of 1870 was taken from the bell tower of Old Saint Mary's Cathedral, looking south along College Street, Sydney.
The great open expanse of Hyde Park dominates this photograph, planted here and there with trees. The building on the left is the Sydney Museum. In the distance - in the centre - is a group of buildings known as Lyons' Terraces, running along Liverpool Street, which had been completed in 1841 and were demolished early in the 20th century.
This photograph is in the Collection of the State Library of NSW.