Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.262.
Entitled – Sydney. George Street.
From a Photo by York & Son.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Sydney. – This thoroughfare may be called the Oxford Street of Sydney.
It runs from Dawes’ Point away into the country towards the Parramatta, and is one of the great thoroughfares and the centre of retail business; altogether, including its continuation, Parramatta Street, it is 2 and a half miles long.
It may be safely said that no one who ever had the good fortune to visit this city, even for a few days, can ever lose the impression which its natural beauties invariably create.
It may also be added that no business man of experience and ability to form a sound judgment can visit Sydney without discovering that it is a centre of great commercial importance.
This city and the country immediately surrounding it form the only portion of the whole of Australia that has entered upon the second century of its history under European civilization.
During the wool season, the ceaseless stream of drays loaded with that article reminds one that the colony now possesses no fewer than 60 millions of sheep, and is generally able to sell in the world’s markets wool to the value of the enormous amount of seven millions sterling per annum.
There are an amazing number of parks in Sydney; indeed, the gardens and reserves exceed in number and extent those of almost any other city in the world.
In 1887, in honour of the centenary of the colony, a new park was opened, called the Centennial Park, which covers an area of 780 acres, and was dedicated to the use of the public, so that the total area now reaches 1,556 acres.
Some eighteen miles to the south of Sydney lies the National Park, with an area of 36,320 acres, and with charming scenery, comprising mountain, forest, ocean, and well-grassed land.
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