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This photograph of Macquarie Street, Sydney was published in one of William Hetzer’s later sets of stereoscopic views. It was taken from a platform constructed at the top of Governor Bourke’s statue about 45 feet above the ground. This platform was used by a few Sydney photographers to take panoramic views of Sydney. William Blackwood was another who used this to full advantage when taking his famous panorama of Sydney. In the foreground we can see the entrance to the botanical gardens and the Public Subscription Library on the other side of Macquarie Street.
Stereoview by William Hetzer
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Post by Geoff Barker, Assistant Curator