C1903

Sydney Harbour Trust - Double Decked Shed for Birt & Co Ltd Western Side of Darling Island Plan Showing Arrangement of Offices &c

Artist:

Henry Deane Walsh (1853 - 1921)

Detailed plan of the proposed large shed built for Birt & Co. by the Sydney Harbour Trust dated 21st October, 1903, showing the arrangement of the offices. The shed was constructed of timber with an iron roof, 400 x 50 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sydney Harbour Trust – Double Decked Shed for Birt & Co Ltd Western Side of Darling Island Plan Showing Arrangement of Offices &c

Date:

C1903

Artist:

Henry Deane Walsh (1853 - 1921)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued, laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

565mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sydney Harbour Trust - Double Decked Shed for Birt & Co Ltd Western Side of Darling Island Plan Showing Arrangement of Offices &c - Antique Print from 1903

Genuine antique
dated:

1903

Description:

Detailed plan of the proposed large shed built for Birt & Co. by the Sydney Harbour Trust dated 21st October, 1903, showing the arrangement of the offices.

The shed was constructed of timber with an iron roof, 400 x 50 feet, with a concrete floor and cost  ‎£10,000. It was used for wool and wheat storage, contained machinery such as wool presses, elevators and conveyors.

Darling Island, is now part of present day Pyrmont, was on the western side of Darling Harbour. In the first forty years of European settlement, Darling Harbour was known as Cockle Bay, because of the abundance of shellfish on its shore, and the island was subsequently called Cockle Island. In 1855, the Australian Steam Navigation Company acquired Darling Island upon which it built one of Australia’s largest slipways and engineering workshops. In preparation for its construction, they contracted Pyrmont Robert Saunders to level the island and connect it to the mainland.

Biography:

Henry Deane Walsh (1853–1921)

On the establishment of the Sydney Harbour Trust in 1901, Walsh moved from Newcastle and was made engineer-in-chief. His engineering and administrative abilities were evident in the remodelling of Dawes and Millers points, including the design and construction of the Walsh Bay and Jones Bay wharves and cargo-handling systems. Almost £5 million was spent on the Sydney harbour front under his direct supervision. He was appointed commissioner of the trust in 1913, he retired in 1919.

Walsh Island in Newcastle Harbour and Walsh Bay were named in his honour.

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