During the 1960s and 70s, Sydney was undergoing rapid growth and expansion. Railway lines were bustling with work, day in and day out. Featuring footage filmed over these two decades, Steam on the Harbour is a new NFSA documentary showcasing Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before the days it became one of Sydney’s main destinations for recreation and entertainment.
These images were captured by transport enthusiast and cinematographer Roger McKenzie and his friend Bernie Kent. Take a step back in time to see what Sydney used to look like!