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Molesworth Street, North Adelaide

Molesworth Street, North Adelaide

[General description] The roofs of buildings of St. Dominic's Priory College can be seen above a tall picket fence, with hedging. Founded by a group of Dominican Sisters in 1883, St. Dominic's was one of the earliest Catholic schools to be established in Adelaide. [On back of photograph] 'Acres 846 and 847 / Molesworth Street, south side / October 4, 1927 / St. Dominic's Priory / Near side of building next to the Chapel is 109 yards. west of Hill Street. Far side of building on right (the third in the series) is 156 yards west of Hill Street.'

Gover Street North Adelaide

Gover Street North Adelaide

[General Description] Two storey bluestone house on Gover Street in North Adelaide between Margaret Street and O'Connell Street. The house has two shuttered windows above the front verandah and a central leadlight door which has had its balcony removed. An outhouse can be seen in the back garden. [On back of photograph] Acres 875 & 874. Gover Street, south side, Nov. 18th, 1925. The two story [sic] house in the centre of the photograph occupies the north east corner of acre 875. The left side of the building is 104 yards west of Margaret Street. For view of this house after its alteration in 1926 see B 3734.

Colley Street, North Adelaide

Colley Street, North Adelaide

[General description] This is one of four views of the new premises of the Royal Automobile Association at North Adelaide. (See B 13132, B 13133, B 13134 and B 13135) [On back of photograph] 'Acres 982 and 975 / Colley Street, east side / February 8th 1954 / Right side of brick building is 50.5 yards north of MacKinnon Parade and frontage is 44.5 yards / The greater portion of this building is on Acre 982 / The whole site was formerly vacant except for a brick stable and wood and iron shed / This view is one of five showing the premises of the Royal Automobile Association / There is a sketch showing the site of the building and the positions of the camera for the several photographs.'

North Adelaide

North Adelaide

[General description] Behind the houses, grouped like a village in the countryside are the parklands and the city beyond. In the foreground a small building with a shingle roof appears to be partially demolished. [On back of photograph] 'Acres 993, 996, 997' (Another hand) 'Looking south from Stanley Street, North Adelaide / 1861 to 1879 / Houses towards the left are in Melbourne St. on Acre 993. For exact site see B 1845'.

Nurney House

Nurney House

[General description] This is the text of the 'Mail' article (cited below) which accompanied this image: ' Full of that old world charm that comes only with age, Nurney House, Kingston terrace, North Adelaide, can claim to be one of the oldest and most enchanting houses in South Australia. Its quaint design and rambling roominess breathes the beauty of yesteryear, and in its garden bloom trees and shrubs that are little less than a century old. Capt. Charles Hervey Bagot, who built the house in 1846, came to South Australia six years earlier. Nurney House was renowned for its hospitality, and since it was built only the Bagot family has owned it. Most of the house and a 12 foot high limestone fence was built from the stone garnered from the acre and a half of land. The house comprises 20 rooms with numerous outbuildings. The main part of the building is two story, but a long, single story wing juts out from the left side. It has a flat roof, and in the long ago after-dinner coffee was served there. When Capt. Bagot died Mrs. Christopher M. Bagot became its chatelaine, and the present owner, Miss M. Bagot has lived at Nurney House for the greater part of her life. The wainscotting and doors are of beautiful Singapore and cedar, and all the wonderful old furniture which is also of cedar has been in the house since 1846. There is a suite of underground rooms, and in a side hall the trapdoor to a great underground tank is seen. Water is still drawn for the house by a bucket attached to a long rope. Miss Bagot can remember when the park at the back of Kingston terrace was a lake where wild fowl had their habitation. The house now commands a glorious view of Adelaide and the foothills, but the land which is now all built over was once just bush, and on the way to Adelaide wildflowers lined the tracks. Nurney House was called after Nurney Castle, County Clare, Ireland, the home of the Bagot family. In the dining room the portraits of eight generations of men and women of this family provide a link with the past, and a quaint pencilled sketch of Nurney House when it was first built shows how the garden has grown in the 83 years. A vine which was planted in 1846 now trails its great branches over the verandah, and almond trees and olives which were brought out from Ireland in pots are now monarchs of the garden. Norfolk Island pines and all manner of beautiful shrubs lend their shade to the garden.' In 1930 the house was significantly enlarged and remodelled in an eclectic Italianate style by Captain Bagot's great grandson, influential South Australian architect Walter Hervey Bagot, for his own residence. (See B 5926) [On back of photograph] 'Acre 1028 / Nurney House / Stanley Street, north side / January 1929 / Site: The house stands back about 30 yards from the street / Left side is 70 yards east of Lefevre Terrace / Frontage of two storey portion: 14.5 yards (A one storey wing runs off to the east) / Built in 1846 by Captain Charles Harvey Bagot / named after Nurney Castle, the family home in Ireland / See 'Mail', January 1929, p. 12 / demolished in 1930 (see B 5926) / Reproduced in 'Mail', January 5, 1929'.

Sturt Street Primary School celebrations

Sturt Street Primary School celebrations

ACRE 547: Women who attended the back to school celebrations at Sturt Street School, held to commemorate its first fifty years.

Sturt Street School choir

Sturt Street School choir

ACRE 547: Members of the Sturt Street School choir during a performance.

Sturt Street School drum and fife band

Sturt Street School drum and fife band

ACRE 547: Members of the Sturt Street School drum and fife band accompanying young dancers. According to a researcher, this picture may be of the Adelaide College of Music Drum and Fife Band at the Tivoli Theatre in 1948. The uniforms and peak caps of that year were similar. Mr. L.E.(Laurie) Arthur was Conductor of both bands until he transferred to the Thebarton Boys Primary School where he formed a new band. Again the uniforms were similar except now the caps were side caps. All three bands marched in the John Martin's Christmas Pageant in the late 1940s.

Sturt Street School drum and fife band

Sturt Street School drum and fife band

ACRE 547: Members of the Sturt Street School drum and fife band. Teacher, Laurie Arthur, formed the band in the 1930's.

Sturt Street School drum and fife band with teacher Laurie Arthur

Sturt Street School drum and fife band with teacher Laurie Arthur

ACRE 547: Laurie Arthur a teacher at Sturt Street School with members of the school's drum and fife band, displaying the trophies they won in 1935.

Sturt Street School drum and fife band

Sturt Street School drum and fife band

ACRE 547: Members of the Sturt Street School drum and fife band.

Female students of Sturt Street School

Female students of Sturt Street School

ACRE 547: Young girls, possibly marching girls, who attended Sturt Street School.

Sturt Street School football team

Sturt Street School football team

ACRE 547: Members of the Sturt Street School football team.

Sturt Street School football team

Sturt Street School football team

ACRE 547: A presentation to members of the Sturt Street School football team.

Four teachers from Sturt Street School

Four teachers from Sturt Street School

ACRE 547: Four members of the teaching staff at Sturt Street School. Left to right: Don Gunton; Dudley Burton; Lance Mugford and Laurie Arthur.

Intersection North Terrace and Pulteney Street

Intersection North Terrace and Pulteney Street

ACRE 24: Intersection of North Terrace and Pulteney Street. Scots Church can be seen in the foreground.

Premises of Balfour Wauchope

Premises of Balfour Wauchope

ACRE 245: Balfour Wauchope premises with staff and delivery vans. Left-Right: C. Pitt (by van); Harold Edwards (by van); Bill Carrick; Ron Dawkins; Ted Green; Fred Herdie; Clem Newell; Vic Bateman; ?; Jack Sinclair; Clarrie Gurr; ?; ?; Harold Chandler; ?; ?; ?; Charles Brooks; Vic Pope (by van); Basil Power (by van).

First landau in S.A. outside Ben Acre Mews

First landau in S.A. outside Ben Acre Mews

First landau in S.A. outside Ben Acre Mews. Coachman : Thomas Fooks Haines. At bottom of photograph - "A souvenir of sunny South Australia".

Residence of Mr. Fairbank, North Terrace

Residence of Mr. Fairbank, North Terrace

Watercolour on paper sketch of the residence of accountant William Fairbank on North Terrace, situated on the west corner of North Terrace and Stephens Place.

Clark's steam flour mill & biscuit bakery

Clark's steam flour mill & biscuit bakery

[General description] Line drawing of Clark's steam flour mill and biscuit bakery, Adelaide, South Australia. Built by entrepreneur W.H. Clark next to his brewery this mill was in Halifax Street, on the south side. For a photograph of the mill see B 5099. [On back of photograph] 'Acre 564 / Clark's steam flour mill and biscuit factory / Halifax Street / Adelaide / For details see Pioneers Association pamphlet No. 5 99 10-11'.

North Terrace West

North Terrace West

[General description] A pair of workingman's cottages built from stone with brick quoins and corregated iron roofing. They have matching iron lace on their verandah posts. Part of another stone stone cottage is seen on the right. [On back of photograph] 'Acre 1 / North Terrace, west / June 24,1926. Left side of photo is 52 yards east of West Terrace. Right side of central cottage is 42 yards east of West Terrace. The appearance of the cottage on the left was changed in 1926 by the removal of the verandah and fence. In their place was erected in the same year a brick breastwork and a gable shaped verandah.'

Newmarket Street, Adelaide

Newmarket Street, Adelaide

[General description] The single storey cottage on the left is about to be demolished like its neighbour (extreme left). The two storey cottage on the right appears to be in poor repair and may be next. Local children have gathered to have their photographs taken but unfortunately only their heads are showing as the photograph has been trimmed. [On back of photograph] 'Acre 2 / Newmarket Street, east side / 23 July 1930 / Left side of the one storey cottage is 34 & half yards south of North Terrace'.

North Terrace

North Terrace

North Terrace west, 12 December 1924.The cottage stands on the north west corner of the acre. Goldberg's premises are on the west corner of George Street. Both the cottage and Goldberg's were removed to make way for new building erected in 1952.

Alcock & Co., Fenn Place, Adelaide

Alcock & Co., Fenn Place, Adelaide

[General description] This plain brick building has a sign painted on its end wall with the names of the proprietors: 'Alcock & Co. Pty. Ltd. / Geo. Hassall.' Wooden picket fencing and a galvanised iron gate are seen in the foreground. [On back of photograph] 'Acre 6 / Fenn Place, east side / June 14, 1926. / Alcock's premises erected in 1925 on a vacant site. Far side of Alcock's is 36 1/2 yards south of North Terrace. Frontage of Alcock's: 20 1/2 yards' (Another hand) 'For a view of this building looking south, see B 13190.'

Fenn Place, Adelaide, East Side

Fenn Place, Adelaide, East Side

[General description] View looking south along Fenn Place with mostly light industrial buildings. The premises of Paper Products Pty. Ltd., paper and board converters are prominent. [On back of photograph] 'Acre 6 / Fenn Place, East side / 30 March 1955 / Left side of Paper Products building is 36 1/2 yards south of North Terrace / Frontage: 20 1/2 yards / For view of this building looking north, see B 3603.'

Railway Goods Yards

Railway Goods Yards

[General description] The busy railway goods yards with goods shed, locomotives, rolling stock and horse drawn wagons, loaded with firewood and bricks. On the extreme right a locomotive steams past some bogey wagons full of bricks which a man is unloading, one by one, into his horse drawn wagon. Several of the horses are taking a break, eating from nosebags. [On back of photograph] 'Railway Goods Yards / North Terrace, west of Morphett St. / Acres 6 and 7 in background / 1903-09 / On the left is the Black Swan Hotel, the near side of which is 1171/2 yards west of Morphett Street. The part of North Terrace obscured by the smoke of the engine is about 65 yds. East of George Street.'

Morphett Street, West Side

Morphett Street, West Side

[General description] This tiny cottage, hemmed in by industrial buildings and a high fence is about to be incorporated into the Fowler's Lion factory complex, part of which is seen on the right [On back of photograph] 'Acre 8 / Morphett Street, west side / 9 July 1937 / For alterations made in 1937 see B7377 / Site of cottage: Right side is 64 yards south of North Terrace / Frontage 7 yds'.

Trinity Church, North Terrace

Trinity Church, North Terrace

[General description] Trinity Church is partially obscured by a number of trees planted in front of the building. The foundation stone of the earliest part of this church was laid on 26th January 1838 by Governor John Hindmarsh. It was rebuilt in 1845, and significantly extended in 1888-9, the architectural style being Victorian Gothic. The tower was extended to its present height. See B 45148 for a photograph taken circa 1860. [On back of photograph] 'Acre 9 / Trinity Church, North Adelaide / Before 1927 / (Probably after 1890)'.

Luxmoore & Chapman

Luxmoore & Chapman

[General description] Premises of Luxmoore & Chapman on North Terrace West. The signage advertises Luxmoore and Chapman are wool brokers, and deal in skin, hide and tallow. Number 62 North Terrace is next door. Two men are sitting on the steps of Luxmoore and Chapman and a bicycle is parked outside. [On back of photograph] Acre 10. North Terrace West 1909-1914.Probably 1909. See B 7787/3. Right side of Luxmoore's premises is 100 yards east of Morphett Street. Frontage of Luxmoore's: 21 yards.

North Terrace West, Adelaide

North Terrace West, Adelaide

[General description] A row of terrace houses is partially obscured by Plane trees. A sign on the balcony of one of the houses announces "For sale by auction Wednesday 20th May", the agent being C.W. Bullock. On the right is the premises of the Cameron Shoe Company which appear to be in the early process of demolition which was completed in 1928. [On back of photograph] 'Acre 10 / North Terrace west / May 13, 1926. / Frontage of houses next to Cameron Shoe Company: 23 yards. Far side of the houses is 98 yards west of Victoria Street. These houses were demolished in 1926. For photos of building subsequently erected see B 4786.'