Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 6: Campbell Street

So here I am at Campbell Street looking across it from the corner of Macquarie (Commonwealth) Street wondering whether to go on or turn left towards Elizabeth Street. I note the topography. Ahead is the city and, out of sight, Hyde Park. The streets between here and there swoop and twist as they descend what must have been the valley of a creek. There were even more little streets before Wentworth Ave (Market Lane) was widened and redeveloped in the wake of the rat and Plague scare of the early 20th century.

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So I look down Campbell Street noting further evidence of this being the older Sydney Chinatown…

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… and decide to go on, coming back to Campbell Street nearer to Elizabeth.

Photos by Neil 19 November 2008

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