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This photo shows some convict-carved sandstone steps leading up to the old wooden door of house number 64.

Located in the heart of The Rocks, Susannah Place is a rare surviving example of a simple working-class terrace.

Built in 1844, by Irish immigrants and continuously occupied until 1990 this typically English terrace was home to over 100 different families. The four adjoining houses have survived largely unchanged.

This site is now operated by the National Trust.

64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimagesover 3 years ago

    They weren’t very tall in those days either…
    Well done Michael
    Cheers Lee

  • Haha – you are correct! Thanks Lee.

    – Michael John

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasover 3 years ago

    Thats great. Caz

  • Thanks Caz.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Excellent picture, Michael! You wonder what’s behind it.

  • Exactly! Thank you David.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    Interesting history & title Mike. I love the rough steps.

  • It is a great scene from yesteryear. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    Wow! It appears the last step is actually behind the door Michael…One would hope there are high ceilings beyond,,,Lol
    Great shot – and I love those old steps!!

  • lol – I hadn’t noticed that! Thanks for commenting Sharon.

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture and info

  • Thanks for that Kathy.

    – Michael John

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thanks.

    – Michael John

  • Corkle
    Corkleover 3 years ago

  • Thanks heaps for that Corkle!

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Terrific shot Michael. I love these old historic homes.

  • They have a lot of character. Thanks Ralph.

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 3 years ago

    Love the steps.

  • Aren’t they great? Thanks Gav.

    – Michael John

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