Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Woolloomooloo, post box

This historic post box is located along along Cowper Wharf Road, at the corner of Forbes Street, in the inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo. These cylindrical cast iron red painted pillar boxes were first produced in 1861 by Triggs and Marr. They feature a letter slot towards the top and a finial of a stylised waratah with embossed acanthus leaves on top of the box. 

18 comments:

  1. I like it! Thanks for the story behind this.

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  2. Great! A beautiful post box! All kind of post boxes are getting a rarity ...

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  3. Wonderful shot of the unique post box ~ for OWT ~

    artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor

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  4. What a pity we don't still see them on every street corner Jim. Beautifully designed and it has weathered time gracefully.

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    1. Yes, we only seem to see them in the heritage areas around the inner city.

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  5. How cool! We have nothing like that here north of Toronto.

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  6. Thanks for the touch of nostalgia, Jim !

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  7. I really like these mailboxes. They add so much oomph ot the street scene.

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  8. Love the name Wooloomooloo. The post box is nice too!

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  9. I used to love the red letter boxes.. they were so jazzy.
    But I don't remember the stylised waratah on top. A very local touch :)

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    1. Yes, they might have been a feature for post boxes in New South Wales since our state emblem is the waratah.

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  10. The bright red goes nicely with the brick paving and building.

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  11. Now THAT is a fantastic letter box! Great capture. I have been photographing letterboxes in the country too..I will have to visit Wooloomooloo soon too:)

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