Sydney’s The Gap in the 1880s

  • April 20, 2015
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What a beautiful old photo of The Gap in Sydney, Australia. The photo was taken in the 1880s.

Sydney’s most notorious suicide spot, the cliff in front of the buildings, right. On 20 September 1857, the Dunbar was trying to enter Sydney Heads at night in a blinding storm and was smashed on the rocks, lower right. Only one survivor was found the next day. The Dunbar was less than a mile from safety after her more than 10,000 mile journey from Britain. Children still marvel to the story as they view the anchor now on display on the clifftop walk.

Source: State Library of New South Wales