Pictired is the Australian Joint Stock Bank (established 1853), Anthony Hordern and Sons and Christ Chuch St Laurence in distance. A sign for the London Bank of Australia Ltd (651 George Street) and The Home Rule Tobacconist at right.
At the time this photograph was taken the population of Australia was around 3'7881'23, with 481'000 living in Sydney, of which 112,137 lived in the City (Sydney's population would reach 5 million in 2016). The photograph was taken the year Australia became a nation.
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