Sydney: The Inner Harbour (Colourised)

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 . . .

Provenance: “Homeward Bound after Thirty Years.” A colonist’s impressions of New Zealand, Australia, Tangier and Spain … With Numerous Illustrations.
Author: Edward Reeves
Date of Publication: 1892
Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
Place of Publishing: Paternoster Square
Copyright status: This work is out of copyright
Courtesy: The British Library