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93/108/1 Lithograph, 'Sydney Harbour Trust Birds Eye View Showing New Wharves and Approaches Jones Bay, Pyrmont', paper, designed by W.W. Withers, made for the Sydney Harbour Trust, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1919. Click to enlarge.

'Sydney Harbour Trust Birds Eye View Showing New Wharves and Approaches Jones Bay, Pyrmont' lithograph

Artist
This lithographic print is a section of a large 'bird's eye view' of the intended development of the commercial area of Port Jackson by the Sydney Harbour Trust, which was established in 1901. The Trust included successive versions of the plan in its prestigious annual 'Port of Sydney – NSW' as the redevelopment progressed.

In each edition several sections were inserted as fold outs on wax paper. They have not aged well and it is rare to find one that can be folded out and refolded without leaf separation.

Graeme Andrews OAM, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences volunteer under the supervision of Margaret Simpson, Curator, November 2015

Summary

Object No.

93/108/1

Object Statement

Lithograph, 'Sydney Harbour Trust Birds Eye View Showing New Wharves and Approaches Jones Bay, Pyrmont', paper, designed by W.W. Withers, made for the Sydney Harbour Trust, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1919

Physical Description

Lithograph, entitled 'Sydney Harbour Trust Birds Eye View Showing New Wharves and Approaches Jones Bay, Pyrmont', paper, designed by W.W. Withers, made for the Sydney Harbour Trust, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, drawn 1 July 1919

Consists of a coloured lithographic print displaying an aerial view of Jones Bay in Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia. The lithograph shows the new wharves and approaches in the bay in 1919. This view of Pyrmont Point includes landmarks such as Pyrmont Power Station, the Colonial Sugar Refinery (CSR) complex, Ways Terrace public housing, Pyrmont School and ferry wharf.

Dimensions

Height

495 mm

Width

850 mm

Production

Notes

The lithograph was designed by Sydney Harbour Trust draughtsman W. W. Withers. It was made in Sydney in 1919.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1993

Acquisition Date

24 March 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Sydney Harbour Trust Birds Eye View Showing New Wharves and Approaches Jones Bay, Pyrmont' lithograph 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 February 2021, <https://ma.as/128859>

Wikipedia

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