Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Millers Point, Moore's Wharf

Moore’s Wharf on Walsh Bay at Millers Point was established in the 1830s by Henry Moore, the first Australian P&O agent. The sandstone warehouse built by William Long using convict labour and stone quarried on site. Moore bought the wharf and accompanying building from Long in 1837. The warehouse was originally located further west but in 1978 was moved, stone by stone, to its present location when it became the Operational Headquarters of the Sydney Ports Corporation. The vessels moored at Moore's Wharf are used by Sydney Ports Corporation on Sydney Harbour.
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36 comments:

  1. I still can't get over how blue the water always is in your pictures.

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  2. What a piece of history - and to think it was moved - I bet that place is full of stories. Wonderful work.

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  3. I have only seen these building from ferries on the harbour. You must have walked around Barangaroo ... This new style is really great, Jim.

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  4. Julie, these shots were from the pier 9 of the wharf on Walsh Bay.

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  5. So great that the warehouse, although moved, has been well preserved and put to good use. Nice shots.

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  6. Wonderful shot of the wharf. It must have been neat watching them move the warehouse brick by brick. Great captures.

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  7. Jim - thank you for dropping by mine

    I will be a return visitor here exploring Sydney through your photos.

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  8. ewok1993, the building is used for the Operational Headquarters of the Sydney Ports Corporation so there is high security on the wharf. The workers are inside the building and venture out when their vessels need to attend situations on Sydney Harbour.

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  9. That building was moved stone by stone? Amazing and that not with convict labor.

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  10. Michael, yes it is quite amazing how they moved it and that it happened in recent times, not using convict labour. I only discovered this info while researching for this post.

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  11. That's quite the strong looking building. I wonder what it looks like inside...

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  12. Lovely to get a glimpse of your part of the world! Thanks for that, Julie...

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  13. Thanks for taking me to Sydney through your pics--breath taking shots!

    Thanks for dropping by and have a nice day!

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  14. Sandstone and water seem made for each other.

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  15. I really love the sandstone of the warehouse!

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  16. Fantastic shots and interesting old building.

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  17. Don'tcha just LOVE living by all the beauty of the sea-ports?!! I know I do.

    Your photo share is awesome.

    My Wednesday Photo Do stop by if you can!!

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  18. Very interesting building. It must have cost a bunch to move it stone by stone.

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  19. Hootin' Anni, yes I do love ports. In fact I love photographing anything close to water like wharves and beaches.

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  20. I really like the look of the massive building. Great shots!

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  21. Wow what a beautiful blue water, amazing!
    Great shots

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  22. Amazing that they moved the warehouse! Great images also!

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  23. Now I have learnt something new today. Thanks!

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  24. Wow, beautiful pictures. Loeve the blue water

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  25. Really nice that they kept/moved the buildings. Super shots, Jim.

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  26. What a brilliant building, and even better, that it was preserved in its original state !!!! Well done, Sydney.

    As a warehouse, it didn't matter if the windows looked small and the stone work bulky; that would have been great in summer and acceptable in winter. But I wonder if the offices of the Port Corporation are darkish.

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  27. Love these photos. You captured them wonderfully.

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  28. Wonderful photos! I hope to be able to travel to Sydney in the future.

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  29. I loved viewing the photos on your blog.

    I love Australia because I love Aussies. Aussies are the most genuine, helpful, and humble people I have ever met, and I have learned a lot from them.

    Love your photos, enjoyed your blog!

    C

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  30. C, on behalf of all Aussies I say thanks.

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