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Sydney's Inner Harbour 1891

Published in "Homeward Bound after Thirty Years." A colonist's impressions of New Zealand, Australia, Tangier and Spain ... With Numerous Illustrations. 1892

Sydney: The Inner Harbour 1891

Sydney: The Inner Harbour

The first question that greets a new arrival in Sydney is, “What do you think of our beautiful harbour?” and the unfortunate one may have to answer it a hundred times.  The story goes as a joke against the Sydney people that one irate skipper who had been teased in this way on a former trip sailed up the bay with a large placard rigged at the bow:—

. . . We have admired your beautiful harbour . . .

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