Sydney & Suburban Hydraulic Power Company [Darling Harbour, NSW]
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Sydney & Suburban Hydraulic Power Company [Darling Harbour, NSW]

c1898. One line block and three halftone prints, mounted together, each captioned below or in image, 20.1 x 25.1cm to 32.1 x 21.3cm. Slight stains, missing portions and repaired tears to edges.

Captions include “Section through engine house & accumulator” and “Pumping station, Sydney.” Images show views of the building exterior, engine room, and boiler house automatic feeder.

The pumphouse was built in 1891 as a pumping station for the Sydney & Suburban Hydraulic Power Company as part of Sydney’s power infrastructure, before electricity was commonly available. It operated until 1975. The building was saved from demolition by the Heritage Council of New South Wales and was restored to become the Pumphouse Tavern, a microbrewery and craft beer bar. Ref: Pumphouse Sydney.

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Item #CL194-84

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