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96/150/1-75 Postcard (1 of 809), photograph mechanical print, 'Middle Harbour, Sydney', paper, Empire, Australia, 1908. Click to enlarge.

Postcard 'Middle Harbour, Sydney'

This postcard is part of a collection made by Amy and Lindy Hall of West Maitland, New South Wales, between 1905 and 1925. Consisting of over 750 postcards, mainly of Australian and United Kingdom scenes, it was donated to the Museum by Cedric Bullard in the late 1960s. These postcards are among some of the earliest picture postcards produced by private companies in Australia. Even though the private printing of postcards was allowed in 1898, few were collected prior to the 1905 decision to …


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Object Statement

Postcard (1 of 809), photograph mechanical print, 'Middle Harbour, Sydney', paper, Empire, Australia, 1908

Physical Description

A postcard, photo mechanical print of Middle Harbour in Sydney. The front of the postcard features an image of a harbour with its shores covered in rocks, shrubs and trees. There is a figure in a rowing boat in the foreground. In the bottom left there is a symbol of an anchor in white ink with text beneath reading 'Copyright.'. In the bottom right there is text in white ink reading '274. MIDDLE HARBOUR, SYDNEY.'. There is a 20mm white border around the image.

On the reverse of the postcard there is a message to the recipient 'Miss L Hall'. In the top right corner on the reverse there is a 1 pence New South Wales postage stamp in red featuring the New South Wales coat of arms. Mark of the Empire Works Co at upper edge of postcard, with a lion and kangaroo on either side of a camera with 'EMPIRE' above, all within a circle.



88 mm


138 mm



Postcard produced on paper by Empire Works Co, Sydney, New South Wales



This postcard was sent to Linda Hall, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia in 1908.

Cite this Object


Postcard 'Middle Harbour, Sydney' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <>


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