Fifteen gelatin silver prints (one 127 × 129 mm, all others 134 × 139 mm), slightly curled around the vertical axis; in uniformly fine condition.,
Numbers pencilled on the verso of all but the small print include '/43' so we will suggest 1943 as the date. The only caption is a later one in ballpoint pen identifying Darling Harbour; there are another two featuring the same general area. Eight feature Garden Island (prominently, in all but one instance), and four focus on Cockatoo Island; the former was a major naval base, and the latter the main ship repair facility, during the Second World War. Although the photographs are not credited, given the nature of the images and the fact they were taken during wartime, they were presumably taken with authorisation. Offered with the photographs is 'Sydney, an Aerial Close-up' by Walter Brooks, with photography by Neil Sutherland (1986); those familiar with Sydney in 2020 may derive some pleasure in drawing two comparisons.