C1914

Sydney Map of Part of the Water Frontage of the Port of Sydney shewing parts of the land and wharfage vested in the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners.

Mapmaker:

Stephen Edward Perdriau (1858 - 1931)

Important map showing the progress of wharfage and jetties construction, in Sydney Harbour as at 1914. This edition of this map shows the progress of the actual construction of Miller’s Point, Walsh Bay, Woolloomooloo and Circular Quay wharves and jetties. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sydney Map of Part of the Water Frontage of the Port of Sydney shewing parts of the land and wharfage vested in the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners.

Date:

C1914

Mapmaker:

Stephen Edward Perdriau (1858 - 1931)

Engraver:

Gullick 

Condition:

Repaired tear at left hand side, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph

Image Size: 

970mm 
x 570mm

Paper Size: 

1015mm 
x 608mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sydney Map of Part of the Water Frontage of the Port of Sydney shewing parts of the land and wharfage vested in the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners. - Antique Map from 1914

Genuine antique
dated:

1914

Description:

Important map showing the progress of wharfage and jetties construction, in Sydney Harbour as at 1914.

This edition of this map shows the progress of the actual construction of Miller’s Point, Walsh Bay, Woolloomooloo and Circular Quay wharves and jetties.

Key to the coloured areas on the wharves & Jetties.

Mapmaker:

Stephen Edward Perdriau (1858–1931)

Educated at Fort Street Model and Sydney Grammar schools. He became a cadet in the survey department in 1875, licensed surveyor in 1879 and joined the survey branch of the Department of Lands on 2 January 1880. After assisting on the trigonometrical survey at the base-line camp at Richmond, he worked in the North Sydney district until appointed supervising surveyor at head office where he carried out many important government surveys (including Centennial Park) in Sydney and the metropolitan area.

In 1890 Perdriau served on the board appointed to inquire into floods at Bourke and advised on the distribution of relief money. He was attached as special officer to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for the 1897 inquiry into the extension of the railway into the city of Sydney. In 1901 he was appointed chief surveyor and land valuer to the new Sydney Harbour Trust; he estimated the cost of the resumption of the private wharves at Darling Harbour at £3.25 million: the actual cost to the government was £3.5 million.

The acknowledged expert and referee for all disputed water-frontage assessments in Port Jackson, Perdriau retired in 1923.

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