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Early high rise buildings on Castlereach Street.
A stunning collection of photographs of Sydney decades before the iconic harbour bridge and opera house were built have emerged for sale for £60,000.
The black and white late 19th century album captures the bustling city centre and picturesque main harbour without its signature landmarks.
In the spot where the Opera House now stands is an old Tram Depot, while it would be until 1932 that the harbour bridge was completed.
There are also impressive panoramic shots of a packed Sydney Cricket Ground and Melbourne Cricket Ground for two early Ashes test matches between Australia and England in 1895.
The album, containing 100 images, is going under the hammer with London-based auctioneers Bonhams.