vintage, nostalgia and memories


May 30, 2011

Vintage houses

Daceyville, garden suburb, from Randwick Road, August 1915

Edgewater flats, Elizabeth Bay, 1937

Brick house, ca. 1940

"Queenslander" house and car, ca. 1930

Pechey family, Craigend, Darlinghurst, ca. 1882-1885

Edmund Webb, his wife and two daughter and their home, Hathrop, Bathurst, ca. 1875

Pearce family, Blenheim House, Randwick, Sydney, N.S.W., ca. 1885


Plague in Sydney 1900

When bubonic plague struck Sydney in 1900, George McCredie was appointed by the Government to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area, beginning work on March 23, 1900. At the time of his appointment, McCredie was an architect and consulting engineer with offices in the Mutual Life of New York Building in Martin Place. McCredie's appointment was much criticised in Parliament, though it was agreed later that his work was successful.

Kent-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Cleansing the streets from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Lane at side of 72 Sussex-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

Batson's Lane, off Sussex-street from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900

No. 7 West-street, off Oxford-street (rear) from Views taken during Cleansing Operations, Quarantine Area, Sydney, 1900



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