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Labour Day Nsw

Construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, January 1930 from Loftus Street Circular Quay, Sydney


Three women spinning wool to knit socks for soldiers during World War I - Tenterfield, NSW, ca. 1915 / photographer unknown by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Children line up for a cup of soup and a slice of bread in 1934 during the depression (photo from State Library of NSW - NKCR)


Fort Macquarie ca.1870 from Sydney Streets and Buildings, 1861-ca.1900 State Library of NSW collection. Notes: Fort Macquarie was built on the end of Bennelong Pt. Completed by convict labour in 1821 using stone from the Domain, the fort had 15 guns and housed a small garrison. The fort was demolished in 1901 to make way for the tramway sheds that occupied the site until the construction of the Utzon masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House

Augustus Earle (1793-1838), A government jail gang, Sydney, N S Wales, 1830. In an age of Enlightenment, this proved to be Britain's most interesting innovative and successful social experiements. Yes, you can mix races and social classes and still build a brilliant society. But then, I'm Australian, so I'm biased.


Gulgong miners, 1872. - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss - Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.