Monday, October 10, 2005

History Outing

Plodded off to Sydney for another history talk this morning. Didn't get much sleep last night so I wasn't at my alertest ever. But it was an interesting enough talk. Poked around the Quay after having another look for the Tank Stream but still no luck.

Tank Stream & Circular Quay 1836
(Big version. The Tank Stream goes from the middle to the left. And Sydney Cove is now Circular Quay.)

Got some maps. Including the one above. In it Sydney looks pretty much as it does now. The Tank Stream's still there underground. It's been in a pipe for a long time and somewhere there's a glass floor where you can see down into a hole in the pipe and have a gander at it.

4 comments:

Suzanne said...

ddHow long does it take you to get into Sydney? I don't have much of a sense of the scale of things where you are.

Talk 1 had greasy green stuff, Talk 2 had rowdy train enthusiasts
Talk 3 had maps

What's next, then?

Spike said...

Next is some juicy exhibition thingies with 19th century photos. At which there will be pamphlets for more exhibitions and talks no doubt.

And Rookwood might have some nice tours this year. That's Rookwood Necropolis. Beautiful place. Haven't been for a while.

Russ Farris said...

Thank you, I just wanted to give a greeting and tell you I like your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I came across the image of the map of Sydney. Where did you find the map?? Would really appreciate if you could tell me :)
Thankyou