Item #CL194-121 [Building Of Wynyard Railway Station, Sydney]
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[Building Of Wynyard Railway Station, Sydney]

c1923. Gouache with watercolour and charcoal, signed “Carlton” and dated “Feb. 1923[?]” lower right, annotated in ink on frame label verso, 36.7 x 57cm. Perforations to image upper right, minor tears and creases to corners. Framed.

Annotation reads “Artist – Carlton, Sydney-based, c1920s. From the estate of Kathleen Butler, secretary to J.J.C. Bradfield. Possibly Wynyard Station.”

Kathleen Butler was the private secretary to John Bradfield, chief engineer for the city railways and Sydney Harbour Bridge construction. “The building of the bridge coincided with the construction of a system of underground railways in Sydney’s Central business district, known today as the City Circle…The bridge was designed to carry four lanes of road traffic, flanked on each side by two railway tracks and a footpath. Both sets of rail tracks were linked into the underground Wynyard railway station on the southern end of the bridge…In 1923, the first sod was turned on the city railway.” Ref: Wiki; State Heritage Inventory.

Item #CL194-121

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