Monday, 6 August 2012

Little Bay, clock tower

This clock tower is located at the former Prince Henry Hospital site, in the eastern suburb of Little Bay. The clock was made in Blenheim, Germany in 1878, brought to Australia for the Sydney Exhibition held in the Domain in 1879. It was then moved to the Botanical Gardens in 1882 and later erected in Bourke as the town clock. In 1898 it was erected at the Coast Hospital on a wood and corrugated iron tower. The three storey high brick clock tower with a copper roof and wind vane was built in 1953 as a memorial tower dedicated to those that served in the World War 2 airforce.

18 comments:

  1. Speaking of which, I just witnessed one similar chimney coming down in Bendigo for new building construction.

    The history is going

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  2. It has been around the traps, indeed. The 1882 would be the thing that burnt down in the Botannic Gardens, yes?

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  3. Julie, the Garden Palace burnt down in 1882 and that was also built for the Sydney Exhibition.

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  4. That clock tower had been to places.

    My Blue.

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  5. An impressive old clock tower that has weathered time well!

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  6. I am so glad the tower was brought to Australia for the famous 1879 Sydney Exhibition AND survived. A tragic fire destroyed the main building.

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  7. It's quite a history of the clock tower. And it still looks very strong and stable.

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  8. That sky is blue-tiful!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Jim!

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  9. That's one beautiful clock tower. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

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  10. An awesome shot of that tower with the blue sky as a back drop.

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  11. What a beautiful clock tower with such an interesting history. Thanks for sharing!
    Robin

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  12. A bit of history to go with a cool clock tower...and that sky!

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  13. Beautiful.

    Visiting from Blue Monday

    My BLUE, have a great week ahead.

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  14. beautiful sky in the background. interesting tower. hope you could stop by on my Blue Monday at: http://www.jollytoes.com/2012/08/05/strolling-around-new-york-city/

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