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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

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Charles Bayliss

    Works in the collection

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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