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September 29, 2012

Early Photos of Hyde Park, Sydney From the 1900s

Hyde Park, the oldest public parkland in Australia, is a 16.2 hectares (40 acres) park in the central business district of Sydney, New South Wales. Hyde Park is on the eastern side of the Sydney city centre.

Hyde Park was named after the original Hyde Park in London. The park is pock marked with drain lids, many of which lead down to Busby's Bore, the first large-scale attempt at a water source system after the backing up of Tank Stream, the Sydney colony's primary water source. Busby's Bore was built between 1827 and 1837 using convict labour and fresh water from Lachlan Swamp (which later became known as Centennial Park) to the city.


  1. This reminds me of the window scene from one of the london 3 star hotels I stayed at during my mini vacation a couple of months ago. This is the beauty of authentic vintage pictures, seriously incomparable from Instagram.

  2. I know it was named after Hyde park in London, but seriously it looks almost the same. I have a vivid memory of that park because we stayed in one of the hotels near hyde park london.

  3. I've never been to Hyde Park in London, but the one in Australia looks amazing too. It was a beautiful place to relax and spend an afternoon. Good thing also that it was just a few walks from my hotel. -Cadence




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