Government Printing Office Glass Negatives

Photography was a major activity of the Government Printing Office from the late 19th Century until well into the 20th, resulting in an extensive and diverse collection of photographs of life in New South Wales.

Many of these were originally captured on glass plate negatives, and selected images from this series will be progressively made available via Collection Search. The initial selection of images covers a variety of subjects, for example, street scenes (particularly around The Rocks), Gladesville Hospital, Randwick Racecourse, and the training ship N.S.S. Sobraon. The images of The Rocks in particular provide a vivid picture of inner-city Sydney at the turn of the 20th century.

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