Fishing in Lake Northam, Victoria Park, 1930s (source: Dictionary of Sydney)

by Virginia Simpson-Young, from Bulletin 8 of 2022 (October)

The Glebe Society’s Christmas Party is to be held in Victoria Park with a view over Lake Northam. Recent Bulletins have had a number of articles mentioning Victoria Park. Here are some representations of Lake Northam from 1854 and the 1930s.

Looking across Lake Northam in Victoria Park to the University of Sydney, 1900 (City of Sydney Archives)
The ‘site of new university’, 1854, probably by James Glen Wilson, (source: State Library of NSW,