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Glass Plate Negatives

Glass Plate Negatives

The Fairfax Media Glass Plate Negatives Collection contains over 18,000 images taken by The Sydney Morning Herald between the early 1900s and the mid 1940s.

Now a national treasure, the collection documents the past-times, events and ambitions and past-times that captivated the nation.

Below is a selection of the photos. To see more, please click here.
Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932
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Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 19 March 1932...
245 images
Sydney Harbour Bridge Construction, 1923-1932
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Sydney Harbour Bridge Construction, 1923-1932
262 images
Sydney Town Hall: Historic Images From the Archive
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Sydney Town Hall: Historic Images From the Archive
148 images
Sydney Buildings & Monuments in the 1930s
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Sydney Buildings & Monuments in the 1930s
267 images
Early Canberra: Historic Photos from the Fairfax Archive
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Early Canberra: Historic Photos from the Fairfax Archive...
223 images
The Great Depression In Sydney: Historic Images From the Fairfax Archive
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The Great Depression In Sydney: Historic Images From...
90 images
Naval Vessels in Australian Waters: 1920-1939
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Naval Vessels in Australian Waters: 1920-1939
282 images
HMS Hood and HMS Repulse Visit Australia, 1924
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HMS Hood and HMS Repulse Visit Australia, 1924
68 images
Shipping In Australia: Images from the Glass Plate Negatives Collection
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Shipping In Australia: Images from the Glass Plate...
472 images
Motor Vehicles Australia in the 1920s and 1930s
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Motor Vehicles Australia in the 1920s and 1930s
187 images
Motor Racing in Gerringong, NSW, 1930
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Motor Racing in Gerringong, NSW, 1930
20 images
Swimming and Diving In Australia: Historic Images From the Fairfax Archive
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Swimming and Diving In Australia: Historic Images From...
260 images
Tennis In Australia: Historic Images from the Fairfax Archive
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Tennis In Australia: Historic Images from the Fairfax...
682 images
Golf in Australia: historic images from the Glass Plate Negatives Collection
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Golf in Australia: historic images from the Glass Plate...
393 images
Cricket: Historic Images from the Fairfax Archives
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Cricket: Historic Images from the Fairfax Archives
1266 images
Historic Images of Rugby Union Matches in Australia
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Historic Images of Rugby Union Matches in Australia...
126 images
Aviation in Australia, 1910 to 1940: images from the Glass Plate Negatives Collection
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Aviation in Australia, 1910 to 1940: images from the...
966 images
Duke and Duchess of York's Royal Tour of Australia, 1927
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Duke and Duchess of York's Royal Tour of Australia,...
84 images
Religious Figures In 1930s Australia
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Religious Figures In 1930s Australia
103 images
Opera Singers in 1930s Australia
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Opera Singers in 1930s Australia
86 images
Melbourne In the 1920s and 1930s
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Melbourne In the 1920s and 1930s
51 images
Horse Racing In Australia: Historic Images from the Fairfax Archive
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Horse Racing In Australia: Historic Images from the...
547 images
The Wool Trade In Australia: Historic Images
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The Wool Trade In Australia: Historic Images
184 images
Law and Order in Sydney in the 1920s and 1930s
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Law and Order in Sydney in the 1920s and 1930s
222 images
Melbourne, Flinders Street Railway Station, 1927

Photography by H H FISHWICK

Neg Ref: D/6/18/7 (P.
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Melbourne, Flinders Street Railway Station, 1927

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Crowds attend a regatta on the Yarra River, Melbourne, about 1930
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Crowds attend a regatta on the Yarra River, Melbourne,...
Horsedrawn Carriage, Hyde Park, Sydney, 1937
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Horsedrawn Carriage, Hyde Park, Sydney, 1937
View of a naval vessel travelling beneath the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge taken from Domain, Sydney, ca. 1930s [picture]. [nla.
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View of a naval vessel travelling beneath the construction...
Cars passing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, 1932 [picture]. [nla.
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Cars passing over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney,...
Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1934
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Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1934
Historic Images of World War 1
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Historic Images of World War 1
View of the underside of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales, ca. 1932 [picture]. [nla.
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View of the underside of the Sydney Harbour Bridge,...
Mini Golf, Bondi, c.1930
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Mini Golf, Bondi, c.1930
Blizzard, Charlotte's Pass, NSW, c.1930
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Blizzard, Charlotte's Pass, NSW, c.1930
H.M.A.S. Melbourne, Sydney Harbour, c.1930
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H.M.A.S. Melbourne, Sydney Harbour, c.1930
Crowds Farewell H.M.A.S. Melbourne, c.1930
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Crowds Farewell H.M.A.S. Melbourne, c.1930
Men Sunbake, Bondi Beach, Sydney, c.1930
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Men Sunbake, Bondi Beach, Sydney, c.1930
Cricketer, Herbert Sutcliffe, c.1930
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Cricketer, Herbert Sutcliffe, c.1930
Milson's Point Wharf, Sydney Harbour, 1930
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Milson's Point Wharf, Sydney Harbour, 1930
Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, 1930
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Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, 1930
Dignitaries watch the first electric train leave Wynyard Railway Station, Sydney, 1932
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Dignitaries watch the first electric train leave Wynyard...
William Hart Flies Bi-Plane, Sydney, 1912
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William Hart Flies Bi-Plane, Sydney, 1912
Fashionable Women, Randwick Racecourse, 1911
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Fashionable Women, Randwick Racecourse, 1911
Ferries are docked at Circular Quay, Sydney, about 1920
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Ferries are docked at Circular Quay, Sydney, about...
Young girl holding a large apple beside her head, New South Wales, ca. 1930s [picture]. [nla.
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Young girl holding a large apple beside her head, New...
Sydney Harbour Bridge and ferry terminal from Circular Quay, Sydney, ca. 1932, 1 [picture]. [nla.
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Sydney Harbour Bridge and ferry terminal from Circular...
Historic Images of World War 1
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Historic Images of World War 1
Men on ladders harvesting cherry trees at Orange, New South Wales, ca. 1920 [picture]. [nla.
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Men on ladders harvesting cherry trees at Orange, New...
Steam locomotive with empty freight carriages passing over a bridge, New South Wales, ca. 1930s [picture]. [nla.
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Steam locomotive with empty freight carriages passing...
Crowds leave Rosebery Racecourse after floor of the grandstand collapsed, New South Wales, 5 May 1928 [picture]. [nla.
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Crowds leave Rosebery Racecourse after floor of the...
Men watch as the ship H.M.A.S. Canberra departs for Hobart, New South Wales, 1933 [picture]. [nla.
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Men watch as the ship H.M.A.S. Canberra departs for...
Don Bradman with a group of schoolboys, New South Wales, 14 November 1926 [picture]. [nla.
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Don Bradman with a group of schoolboys, New South Wales,...
Men sitting on benches in Hyde Park, Sydney, ca. 1930s, 2 [picture]. [nla.
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Men sitting on benches in Hyde Park, Sydney, ca. 1930s,...
Child playing with the medals of a returned soldier at the ANZAC Day service at Petersham [?], New South Wales, 25 April 1933 [picture]. [nla.
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Child playing with the medals of a returned soldier...
Ship docked in Jones Bay with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the distance, Sydney, 3 August 1932 [picture]. [nla.
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Ship docked in Jones Bay with Sydney Harbour Bridge...
Trams cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, about 1932
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Trams cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, about 1932
View From King's Park, Perth, WA, c.1930
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View From King's Park, Perth, WA, c.1930
H.M.A.S. Melbourne docks at Cockatoo Island, about 1929
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H.M.A.S. Melbourne docks at Cockatoo Island, about...
Fashionable Women, Randwick Racecourse, 1923
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Fashionable Women, Randwick Racecourse, 1923
View From Sydney Harbour Bridge, c.1930
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View From Sydney Harbour Bridge, c.1930
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