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  • enno says:

    Didn’t we discuss this before? If I recall correctly, it is the swimming pool on the east side of Mrs Macquarie’s Point.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:16 am
  • Anna Gray says:

    This particular image has only just gone up on Flickr but I had a scout around and found the image (and discussion) I think you are referring to.
    It is another image of the same spot taken around the same time

    The discussion is mainly around the fact that this is an image showing the baths rather than the wharves at Woolloomooloo. However, an 1895 map is referenced in the discussion so this could gives us a good headstart on the date of this image.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:27 am
  • Anna Gray says:

    Comment from jrg_from_oz over on Flickr:
    McElhone Stairs are present, so it’s after 1904.

    July 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm
  • pellethepoet says:

    The McElhone Stairs were built c.1870 – see NSW Heritage database listing:
    The 1904 date may be when they were named after him (as he died in 1898)?

    July 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm
  • pellethepoet says:

    Absence of Finger Wharf indicates before 1910. The Finger Wharf was constructed between 1910 and 1915:

    July 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm
  • John Graham says:

    There is an article in the SMH of 1 March 1904 (p6) describing the opening of “New Bath at Woolloomooloo Bay”. There is a very detailed description of the structure, and it seems to fit this pic, right down to being next to a boatshed …

    July 20, 2012 at 10:47 am