Since photography became popular in the late 1800s, our picturesque waterfront has been a popular location for cameramen—and it appears in the background of many images taken from the lower north shore.
Some of Sydney’s finest artists sketched and painted the west headland of Sydney Cove—before and since the Walsh Bay wharves were built in the early 20th century.
Probably the earliest local artworks were
All the Walsh Bay piers had been abandoned for shipping since the advent of container ships and were used mainly for short-term storage. Two exceptions in the early 1980s were that the MSB leased out Pier One
Walsh Bay could have boasted a Venice-style canal along Hickson Road, an internal street along Pier 8/9, jetties jutting from three piers, and a landscaped wharf promenade leading to an outdoor pool and pub
Completed in 1916 to replace another Palisade hotel built in 1880, the architecture of this building has been described as ‘Federation Free Style’. This expressionist design approach, blending ancient classical forms with
Walsh Bay’s main street, Hickson Road, is named after Irish civil engineer Robert Rowan Purdon Hickson (1842–1923), who led major 19th century public works programs to modernise Sydney for a new era of
Three minutes walk from Walsh Bay is a busy building site for the future Barangaroo Metro train station: to be built largely underground and due to open in 2024.
Since the site geared up in early 2018,