CBD & Harbour

CBD & Harbour

Historic images for hoardings and scaffolding covers

CBD and Harbour is located in the north of the city centre, from Bathurst Street in the south to Sydney Harbour and The Rocks in the north, and from Hyde Park, the Domain and the Botanical Gardens in the east to Darling Harbour in the west.

The area includes the suburbs of The Rocks, Millers Point, Dawes Point and Barangaroo. You can also refer to the map.

CBD & Harbour themes

* Only use these images if your development is within these specific locations.

Selecting, requesting and using your images

  1. Download the historic images hoarding design template.
  2. Choose images from the themes below to use within the hoarding design template. You may choose from any combination of themes, but please only choose from themes in the area of your development.
  3. Note the unique file numbers on the images and email them to archives@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. City Archives will transfer you high resolution versions within 2 business days*.
  4. Layout your images in the hoarding design template to create the final artwork.
  5. Submit a copy of the final artwork with your temporary structures application.

* City Archives’ auto response will say 10 working days, however turnaround time to receive these images will be 2 business days.

Main image: Sydney Opera House under construction, 1966 (City of Sydney Archives)

Theme: Circular Quay

  
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File number
Mandatory title
Sydney Opera House under construction 000/000304 Sydney Opera House under construction, 1966 (City of Sydney Archives)
Customs House 000/000334
Customs House, Alfred Street, 1928 (City of Sydney Archives)
View north from the State Office Block construction site 026/026384
View north from the State Office Block construction site, c 1964 (City of Sydney Archives)
First and Last Hotel 036/036312
First and Last Hotel, Phillip Street, 1963 (City of Sydney Archives)
Circular Quay and The Rocks at night 000/000337
Circular Quay and The Rocks at night, 1938 (City of Sydney Archives)
Grosvenor Street 000/000216
Grosvenor Street, south side, between George and Lang streets, c 1907 (City of Sydney Archives)

Theme: George Street and Martin Place

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File number
Mandatory title
George Street looking south near Angel Place, 1930s (City of Sydney Archives) 032/032488 George Street looking south near Angel Place, 1930s (City of Sydney Archives)
George Street looking south near Market Street, 1940s (City of Sydney Archives) 032/032522 George Street looking south near Market Street, 1940s (City of Sydney Archives)
George Street looking south near Martin Place, 1930s (City of Sydney Archives) 087/087358 George Street looking south near Martin Place, 1930s (City of Sydney Archives)
George Street roadworks, Sydney Town Hall, c 1931 (City of Sydney Archives) 032/032587 George Street roadworks, Sydney Town Hall, c 1931 (City of Sydney Archives)
Queen Victoria Building (QVB), George Street, during the American Fleet visit, 1908 (City of Sydney Archives) 000/000225 Queen Victoria Building (QVB), George Street, during the American Fleet visit, 1908 (City of Sydney Archives)
Martin Place looking west, 1925 (City of Sydney Archives) 005/005809 Martin Place looking west, 1925 (City of Sydney Archives)
Martin Place, Pitt Street corner, 1981 (City of Sydney Archives) 053/053171 Martin Place, Pitt Street corner, 1981 (City of Sydney Archives)
Martin Place, looking west near Pitt Street, 1908 (City of Sydney Archives) 000/000223 Martin Place, looking west near Pitt Street, 1908 (City of Sydney Archives)

Theme: Maps

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File number
Mandatory title
Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between Castlereagh, Macquarie, King and Hunter streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives) CRS150/004 Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between Castlereagh, Macquarie, King and Hunter streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives)
Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between Castlereagh, Macquarie, King and Hunter streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives) CRS150/012 Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between George, Castlereagh, Liverpool and Bathurst streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives)
Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between Castlereagh, Macquarie, King and Hunter streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives) CRS928/003 Fires Underwriter's Plans of Sydney, area between Pitt, Loftus, Bridge and Alfred streets, 1917–1939 (City of Sydney Archives)
Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between Castlereagh, Macquarie, King and Hunter streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives) CRS928/007 Fires Underwriter's Plans of Sydney, area between George, Gresham, Hunter and Bridge streets, 1917–1939 (City of Sydney Archives)
Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between Castlereagh, Macquarie, King and Hunter streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives) CRS928/010 Fires Underwriter's Plans of Sydney, area between Carrington, Pitt, Wynyard and Margaret streets, 1917–1939 (City of Sydney Archives)
Dove's Plans of Sydney, area between Castlereagh, Macquarie, King and Hunter streets, 1880 (City of Sydney Archives) CRS928/019 Fires Underwriter's Plans of Sydney, area between Pitt, Elizabeth, Park and Market streets, 1917–1939 (City of Sydney Archives)

Theme: Streetscapes

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File number
Mandatory title
Corner of George and Market streets, 1918 (City of Sydney Archives) 000/000968 Corner of George and Market streets, 1918 (City of Sydney Archives)
Corner of King and Sussex streets, 1919 (City of Sydney Archives) 000/000999 Corner of King and Sussex streets, 1919 (City of Sydney Archives)
King Street looking west near Castlereagh Street, c 1903 (City of Sydney Archives) 051/051085 King Street looking west near Castlereagh Street, c 1903 (City of Sydney Archives)
Elizabeth Street looking south (City of Sydney Archives) 005/005825 Elizabeth Street looking south (City of Sydney Archives)
Elizabeth Street looking north near King Street, prior to the extension of Martin Place through to Macquarie Street, 1933 (City of Sydney Archives) 005/005822 Elizabeth Street looking north near King Street, prior to the extension of Martin Place through to Macquarie Street, 1933 (City of Sydney Archives)
View north from Sydney Town Hall clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives) 055/055465 View north from Sydney Town Hall clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives)
View east from Sydney Town Hall Clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives) 055/055467 View east from Sydney Town Hall clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives)
View west from Sydney Town Hall clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives) 055/055472 View west from Sydney Town Hall clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives)
View north-west from Sydney Town Hall clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives) 055/055473 View north-west from Sydney Town Hall clock tower, 1873 (City of Sydney Archives)
George Street looking north near King Street, 1920 (City of Sydney Archives) 032/032427 George Street looking north near King Street, 1920 (City of Sydney Archives)
Queen Victoria Building (QVB), 1920 (City of Sydney Archives) 037/037209 Queen Victoria Building (QVB), 1920 (City of Sydney Archives)

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 October 2016