An image of Rowntree's floating dock with the ships Wentworth and Rachel, and Australian Gas Light Works in the background, Darling Harbour

Charles Bayliss

(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)

Rowntree's floating dock with the ships Wentworth and Rachel, and Australian Gas Light Works in the background, Darling Harbour

Other titles:
The Gas Works, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

This photograph was also taken by Bayliss for Bernard Otto Holtermann’s portfolio of images and is included in the Holtermann collection at the State Library of New South Wales. It records features of Sydney’s working harbour which have entirely disappeared. Darling Harbour, now a place of recreation, was once a major centre for industry and commerce. The Australian Gas Light Works was established in the early 1840s and docks were built for unloading coal.

© Art Gallery of New South Wales Photography Collection Handbook, 2007

Year
1875-1877
Media
Photograph
Medium
albumen photograph
Dimensions
19.1 x 27.4 cm image/sheet (irreg.); 21.1 x 29.4 cm card (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1992
Accession number
50.1992