A new photo from the Powerhouse Museum every day
I have been trying to find a contemporary image to match the location of this historical reproduction from our Tyrrell photographic collection for our Tyrrell Today group on Flickr. This has been difficult as I have been trying to match it up to shots of Paddy’s market until I found the street name on the side of the building, zoomed in and read ‘Pitt St’. No wonder the buildings didn’t match up because the Belmore markets were originally situated in what is now Belmore Park next to Central railway station. According to Sydney’s Century: A History the markets were situated on Pitt Street until they were moved in the early 1900s to a larger location closer to Darling Harbour railway goods yards, what is now Paddy’s Markets.
Whilst researching the markets I also came across this beautiful image titled ‘Old Belmore markets, Sydney’ by Harold Cazneaux from the National Library of Australia’s collection.
Photography by Kerry and Co, Sydney, Australia, c. 1884-1917
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