Slice of history uncovered at Circular Quay

6 February 2018

Another interesting remnant of Sydney’s history has been uncovered during light rail construction at Circular Quay, at the corner of Pitt and Alfred Streets.

Initial investigations suggest that the sandstone footings of the original Ship Inn hotel have been uncovered, along with artefacts including a substantial bottle deposit and a range of ceramic pieces which will be further analysed and dated.

Located directly in front of the current Ship Inn building, the original Inn was in place from 1867 to 1904, before it was removed to provide more space for Sydney’s growing tramway.

The sandstone block foundations and artefacts will be carefully mapped, extracted, analysed and recorded, making way for the new light rail terminus at Circular Quay.

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