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This image, from the Tyrrell photographic collection, shows a crowd at the Sydney Cricket Ground taken sometime during 1884-1917. You can see the Ladies stand, the Members stand and nearly everyone in the crowd is wearing a hat or holding an umbrella and the time on the clock tower reads just after midday.
According to the State Library of NSW the NSW Cricket Association took control of the ground in 1875. After the first match was played in 1877 it was renamed the Association Ground. This image shows a different perspective of the crowds and grandstands taken around the same time. To see some contemporary comparison images you can view Photos and videos taken nearby on Flickr
Photography by Kerry and Co
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