Two photographs of Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney taken c.1880.

Made c 1880

The Botanic Gardens of Sydney have always been a prominent landmark and popular recreation area, the Gardens were founded on the site of the first farm established in the colony by Governor Macquarie in 1816 as part of the Governor’s Domain. The Garden’s long history of collection and study of plants began with the appointment of the first Colonial Botanist, Charles Fraser, in 1817. The Royal Botanic Gardens is thus the oldest scientific institution in Australia and, from the earliest days, has ...

Summary

Object No.

2005/155/1

Physical Description

Photographic prints (2), Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, paper / cardboard, maker unknown, Australia, c. 1880

Two black and white photographic prints mounted on dark grey cardboard. One shows the Obelisk to Allan Cunningham and the other shows a pond with a small, plant covered island in the middle.

Dimensions

Height

203 mm

Width

247 mm

Production

Made

c 1880

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 1981

Acquisition Date

15 June 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

Two photographs of Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney taken c.1880. 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 October 2018, <https://ma.as/348183>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/348183 |title=Two photographs of Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney taken c.1880. |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=16 October 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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