Thursday, 3 May 2018

Circular Quay, Sydney Heritage Walk, plaque

This brass plaque is located along the footpath on the edge of First Fleet Park at Circular Quay. There are 20 Sydney Heritage Walk plaques around the city and this one features Circular Quay in 1905. It features a photo and reads: Some large shipping was still using Circular Quay but ferries dominated the scene. The early ferries used sail and oar, with steam taking over by the mid 1800s. The steam ferries were gradually replaced by diesel ferries last century and they now share the harbour passenger trade with Jet Cats. When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened in 1932 passenger numbers halved, but today's ferries carry millions of people a year and remain a major form of transport for Sydneysiders. 

11 comments:

  1. An interesting way to share the history of the area.

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  2. ...sometimes I find old markers similar to this one that were place as survey markers.

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  3. A great way to remind people that people from the past have stepped there before. :)

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  4. It's nice to see a view on the plaque.

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  5. What a great way to get history out to the public! And it is beautifully done, Jim!

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  6. Fine plaque. Wish I were there to walk around the harbor.

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  7. I am watching your photos from Sydney and I am delighted with this gorgeous town!
    It would be great to visit Sydney someday, but it is far from Poland!
    Happy May !

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  8. I would be interested in the view in the plaque!

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