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Why is Circular Quay there?

Student activities

Task no. 1

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Acquiring and processing geographical information – Why is Circular Quay there?

Examine sources 10 to 19 and research further to investigate the reasons Circular Quay was constructed and its shape, use and features over time. 

Record the uses and changes to Circular Quay since British Colonisation in the table found in the downloadable resource.

 

View of Sydney Cove / painted by Thomas Watling, 1794-1796?
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Sydney Cove, Port Jackson , ca 1802
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Sydney Cove from Dawes Point / watercolour by Frederick Garling, 1839
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Plan of the Circular Quay including the Harbor Steamers Wharf, scheme for affording additional wharf accommodation at the Circular Quay,
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Plan of the Circular Quay including the Harbor Steamers Wharf, scheme for affording additional wharf accommodation at the Circular Quay, by John Gowlland, N. Lieut., R.N. ; (signed) Norman Selfe. John Thomas Ewing Gowlland, Sydney, 1873
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Circular Quay, Sydney, 1892-1893
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Circular Quay [looking east, showing ferries at wharves, electric trams and a steamship], ca. 1900-1910
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Aeroplane view of Sydney, 1914 : Looking southwards Botany Bay as it would be seen from an altitude of about 5,000 feet above North Sydney : With a key to principal places [Album view], 1914
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Item 24: Walkabout magazine : New South Wales photographs [Sydney housing, hotels, sugar, wheat, ferries & bridges, streets & parks, yachting], 1938-1967
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Aerial view of Circular Quay and Cahill Expressway, c.1963, , 1954-1967
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East Circular Quay Sydney Cove, 1995, 1995-2009
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East Circular Quay, Sydney Cove, 2009, 2009
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