Rowntree's floating dock with the ships Wentworth and Rachel, and Australian Gas Light Works in the background, Darling Harbour
1850 - 1897
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
The Gas Works, Sydney
19.1 x 27.4 cm image/sheet (irreg.); 21.1 x 29.4 cm card (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
My city of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2000–22 Oct 2000
Referenced in 2 publications
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