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Title

Rowntree's floating dock with the ships Wentworth and Rachel, and Australian Gas Light Works in the background, Darling Harbour

1875-1877


Artist

Charles Bayliss

England, Australia

1850 - 1897


About

This photograph was also taken by Bayliss for Bernard Otto Holtermann’s portfolio of images and is included in the Holtermann collection at the State Library of New South Wales. It records features of Sydney’s working harbour which have entirely disappeared. Darling Harbour, now a place of recreation, was once a major centre for industry and commerce. The Australian Gas Light Works was established in the early 1840s and docks were built for unloading coal.

© Art Gallery of New South Wales Photography Collection Handbook, 2007


Details


Other Title

The Gas Works, Sydney


Date

1875-1877


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

albumen photograph


Dimensions

19.1 x 27.4 cm image/sheet (irreg.); 21.1 x 29.4 cm card (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1992


Location

Not on display


Accession number

50.1992


Artist information

Charles Bayliss

Works in the collection

83


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • My city of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2000–22 Oct 2000


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Steven Miller, Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection, 'In every house, and in every tent', pg.33-51, Sydney, 2007, 40 (illus.).

Michael Wardell, My city of Sydney, Sydney, 2000. no pagination or catalogue numbers