Construction & engineering

Crowds at the entrance to St James Station
On This Day

20 Dec 1926 - Sydney underground railway opened

On 20 December 1926 the first section of underground railway in Sydney began operating

Fergus Clunie

Nailing history at Rouse Hill House

When Richard Rouse, superintendent of the Parramatta lumberyard, won the contract to build tollhouses along the new turnpike road running from Parramatta to Windsor in 1811 he couldn’t have known that his name would be etched in colonial history

Government Printing Office d1_03860 - Circular Quay Showing Strathnaver, and Sydney Harbour Bridge [From NSW Government Printer series: City Views], 1931

Sydney Harbour Bridge guide

A brief history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge plus a select list of records relating to the design, construction and official opening ceremony. Also included is a list of records relating to the construction workers employed by the NSW Government

Government Printing Office 2 - 29953 - Opera House from Unilever Building [Sydney Opera House (N.S.W.); building construction] [GPO original locations or series - unnumbered] [4/03/1966]

Sydney Opera House construction

We hold records relating to the construction of Sydney Opera House including the stages of construction, who was who, correspondence, plans, contracts, accounting records and more