Saturday, 18 July 2015

Central Railway Station (3)


I really like the concourse of our main Sydney terminal. However, I also like the clock-tower. It has such a prominent position.


The station was in operation from August 1906, even though the main building was nowhere near complete. The clock-tower was not completed until 1921. I suspect cost was a factor. And a little thing kmown as World War I.

The final image, from the Powerhouse Museum Collection, shows the main building about December 1906. Hard to believe that the clock-tower stands upon the same ground as Carters Barracks, where my great-great-grandfather, William Chapman, was incarcerated in 1839, after spending a couple of months in the hulk Phoenix moored off Lavender Bay.

Here's to 'ee, Will Chapman.


5 comments:

Susan Bauer said...

Is this still in operation as a railway station? So many of these old buildings in the US have been demolished or are now restaurants, offices and/or retail stores.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice, Julie! Old railway stations are wonderfully photogenic!

William Kendall said...

It really is a beautiful building, Julie!

Joan Elizabeth said...

That was very imposing on the landscape all those years ago.

diane b said...

I like Central Station too. It has a bit of an international feel about it. Your great great grandfather was in a hulk for a few months. Was he dead or alive?