• Nature Always Finds A Way

    Take a look inside some of the rarely seen remains of Sydney’s historical Callan Park.

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  • Abandoned Hotel

    Take a tour through what was once a luxury hotel on the banks of the beautiful Kinugawa River in Japan. Limited edition prints now avalaible in the online shop.

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  • School Is Out

    One of five new limited edition images added to the Family School Fureai collection.

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  • Shoe Factory

    An old filing cabinet.

  • Bathurst Gasworks

    The site was originally built to compete with a privately owned gasworks after complaints due to quality of the gas being supplied and the cost.

  • MV Cape Don

    The ships kitchen which also served as a bakery. On the left of the frame is the steamer, oven, hot plates and deep fryers. The rear of the kitchen is the bakery. The prep/serving bench is in the middle of the kitchen. The right side of the frame is the leads to the sailors serving pantry and then crews mess.

  • O-I Glass

    Maybe where all the stock to be shipped was stacked, waiting to be loaded onto the truck. As you can see the site was in mid demolition.

  • BlueScope Port Kembla

    The images here were captured from the BOS (Basic Oxygen Steelmaking) and Slab Casting plants, which make up part of the steel making process within the BlueScope Steelworks Port Kembla operation.

  • Operating Table

    I’m pressed to find much information on this building. I know it closed at least seventeen years ago but given the difficulty of research here, I thought, this time, I’d focus on my experience.

  • Callan Park

    Construction began in 1878. The main Kirkbride complex was originally built as to cope with the overflow from Gladesville hospital.

  • Kinugawa Kan

    It’s exterior is weathered, the signage is rusted, and the interior has sections that have effectively become greenhouse ecosystems with vegetation growing inside the rooms from out of the moss-covered tatami mats and wooden floors.

  • Eveleigh Paint Shop

    You might have noticed this building when making your way into the city on the train. It can be seen on your left (city bound) just before arriving at Redfern Station.

  • ATL Building

    This site was originally the home of Automatic Totalisers Limited.
    The company produced calculation machines used for ticket printing and issuing and printing, sales recording in department stores and in racecourse totaliser practice.

  • Wangi Power Station

    The power station was brought into operation on the 7th of November 1958 after ten years of construction.

  • Sundell Holden

    This site differs a little from some of my recent works being that isn’t very historically significant or important. The architecture is still common in many buildings today and this kind of business still exists all over Australia.

  • Ashio Copper Mine

    The population of Ashio once stood close to 35,000 with around 23,000 of those being mine employees and their families. As of 2003, Ashio was estimated to have a population of approximately 3,465.

  • Family School Fureai

    The building, originally known as Asahi Elementary School, opened its doors in 1975 with the purpose of consolidating three other local schools, which had experienced a sharp decline in the number of students.

  • White Bay Power Station

    Take a look around Sydney’s longest serving power station.

  • West Ryde Pumping Station

    The pumping station itself is still in operation and plays a vital role in suppling potable water to the northern suburbs of Sydney.

  • Bradmill Denim

    An old coal conveyor used to feed to the boiler furnace.

  • Balmain Leagues Club

    The site was originally built in 1957 and closed it’s doors in 2010. It’s amazing to see the state that it has become in only 5 years.

  • Blayney Abattoir

    I’ve pieced together what I can through research and from what I can see in the images but the reality is… I know nothing about how an abattoir works.

  • Geelong Power Station

    This power station was opened in 1954 and for a time was the largest power station in Victoria. Originally fired by brown coal, it was eventually fuelled with briquettes transported from the Latrobe Valley.

  • Box Hill Brickworks

    A stair way leading up to the upper levels of the brick works. I remember this was a really hot day. This makes me feel hot just looking at it.

  • Terminus Hotel

    Originally known as the Coopers Arms Inn, the building was partially constructed circa 1865. In 1911 the main bar was built when ownership was transferred to Tooth & Co. It was at this time the establishment was renamed as Terminus Hotel

  • Streetscapes of Yubari

    A driveway dividing two abandoned blocks of public housing. Fukinoto grows prolifically in the strip beside the driveway.

  • Peters' Ice Cream Factory

    Located in Taree, the factory was an important part of the local dairy industry since it came into being around 1939.

  • Kandos Cement

    There’s a long and proud history associated with this site.
    The town of Kandos itself came into being to support the cement works which was established in 1914.

  • Hornsby Quarry

    The quarry was operated by private businesses from the early 1900s until 2002, when it became unprofitable and Hornsby Shire Council was legally obliged to buy it from CSR Limited.

  • Macquarie Boys Technology High

    The school was established on this site in 1957. The school was eventually shut down in 2009 due to declining enrolments amongst other issues.

  • Mittagong Maltings

    I definitely picked the right time of year to take this shot. The sky isn’t overly impressive but I think the trees are.

  • Seika Dormitory

    A chair and desk in one of the dormitory bedrooms. You can see the stains that have ran down the walls as a result of the fire.

  • Shimizusawa Thermal Power Plant

    Originally owned and operated by Hokutan, Hokkaido Colliery & Steamship Co, Shimizusawa Thermal Power Plant was built in 1926 and served as a power supply to the many surrounding coal mines in Shimizusawa and Yubari.



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