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White City, Eveleigh, Sydney

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: M. William John Ellis
dc.coverage.spatialEveleigh Railway Workshops, Redfern, Sydney
dc.coverage.spatialHenderson Road, Redfern, Sydney
dc.coverage.spatialGarden Street, Redfern, Sydney
dc.coverage.spatialCornwallis Street, Redfern, Sydney
dc.coverage.spatialEveleigh Street, Redfern, Sydney
dc.coverage.spatialWilson Street, Redfern, Sydney 1914
dc.description.abstractPhotograph of a railway yard with a view of the city in the distance. Given the inscription on the image, that view presumably includes the plaster structures of the White City amusement park in Woollahra. Large buildings which are probably loco workshops can be seen on the left of the picture and on the right is a goods train and a number of wagons. There are also signal posts, track levers and steam or smoke emissions from activities near the workshops.The Eveleigh railway workshops were built between 1880 and 1886 and they continued to operate until 1989. In 1914 one tenth of NSW Department of Railways employees worked at Eveleigh.
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dc.format.mediumBlack and white photograph
dc.format.medium8.6cm x 11.3cm (window)
dc.relation.ispartofNoel Butlin Archives Centre. ANU Archives Program.
dc.relation.ispartofNational Union of Railwaymen of Australia
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMaterial relating to railway matters collected by M.William John Ellis over the period 1898-1949. The series contains press cuttings, 159 photographs and 1 photograph album.
dc.rightsThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
dc.subject.othersteam engines
dc.subject.otherrailway buildings
dc.subject.otherrailway lines
dc.subject.otherbuildings, structures & establishments
dc.subject.otherpower & telegraph poles
dc.subject.othergoods wagons
dc.subject.otherrailway yards
dc.subject.othertown views
dc.subject.otherNew South Wales Government Railways
dc.subject.otherEveleigh Railway Workshops
dc.titleWhite City, Eveleigh, Sydney
local.description.notesInscribed in white on image, l.c.: White City Eveleigh/ May 1914
local.description.notesalternative number: K3971
local.description.notesEllis entered NSW Railways Service in 1882 and retired May 1924. He was a fitter and turner at the Eveleigh workshops and for 13 years was examining fitter and fitter in charge of the Sydney accident train. His career in the Railways was disrupted by an incident in 1909 when he was dismissed from his position because he had suggested to the NSW Railway Commissioner that some senior officers be removed. Ellis maintained they were negligent in their duties to the safety of the train-travelling public. On 25/3/12 a Select Committee recommended that Ellis be reinstated and compensed for losses. The last was done but Chief Commissioner Johnson did not reinstate him. It was only when Johnson left NSW in 1915 that Ellis was re-employed in the workshops. In July 1926 he was a witness in the coronial inquiry into the Aberdeen railway accident of 10/6/1926.
CollectionsNational Union of Railwaymen of Australia


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