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An image of Rowntree's floating dock with the ships Wentworth and Rachel, and Australian Gas Light Works in the background, Darling Harbour by Charles Bayliss

Charles Bayliss

(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)

Title
Rowntree's floating dock with the ships Wentworth and Rachel, and Australian Gas Light Works in the background, Darling Harbour
Other titles:
The Gas Works, Sydney
Year
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
Accession number
50.1992
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

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

Exhibition history (1)

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