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See the answer to last month’s mystery photo.











Update, Bulletin 8/2022, October 2022

Mark Gorta identified the cropped image as the corner of St Johns Rd and Derwent Lane, and sent a Google Earth screenshot for comparison.

The 1970 photo (above) shows the first Church of England church, four years before its demolition and later replacement by a community garden. The site is now covered by a building housing an early learning centre (below right).

After the consecration of St Johns Bishopthorpe, the original church functioned as a schoolhouse, seen here in 1871. Sydney University’s quadrangle towers can be glimpsed in the background at left, while the poster at the front door advertises a concert. (Image: State Library NSW).
GoodStart Early Learning Centre, September 2022 (Photo: V. Simpson-Young)