Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)


The year 1840 was the final year of convict transportation to Sydney, which by this time had a population of 35,000. The municipal council of Sydney was incorporated in 1842 and became Australia’s first city.Gold was discovered in the colony in 1851 and with it came thousands of people seeking to make money. Sydney’s population reached 200,000 by 1871.

Following the depression of the 1890s, the six colonies agreed to form a federated nation of The Commonwealth of Australia. Under the reign of Queen Victoria federation of the six colonies occurred on 1 January 1901. Sydney, with a population of 481,000, then became the state capital of New South Wales. The Great Depression of the 1930s had a severe effect on Sydney’s economy, as it did with most cities throughout the industrial world. For much of the 1930s up to one in three breadwinners was unemployed. Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge served to alleviate some of the effects of the economic downturn by employing 1,400 men between 1924 and 1932. The population continued to boom despite the Depression and reached 1 million in 1925.

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)

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Vintage Glass Plate images of Streets from Sydney City (1900s)


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