The Pyrmont History Group has used a great many resources to develop this website – print, electronic and human.
The sources of images are identified on each image.
Listed below are sources many people will enjoy referring to. For more detailed information on particular topics, email the History Group ( Please let us know if you have discovered other sources (including people willing to be contacted).


Pyrmont History Group

The Dictionary of Sydney

Paradise, Purgatory and Hellhole: a history of Pyrmont and Ultimo


NSW Archaeology On-Line (University of Sydney Library and the Archaeology of Sydney Research Group)

Casey and Lowe Associates, Archaeological Investigation CSR Site, Pyrmont (Jacksons Landing), Vol 1, for Lend Lease Development, December 2000


Matthews, Michael R., Pyrmont & Ultimo: a history. Pyrmont Ultimo History Project, 1982.

Fitzgerald, Shirley & Golder, Hilary, Pyrmont & Ultimo: under siege. 2nd ed. Halstead Press & Gorman House, 2009

Broadbent, John, Transformations: Pyrmont ecological study, 1788-2008


Lowndes, A.G. (ed), South Pacific Enterprise: the Colonial Sugar Refining Company Limited. Angus and Robertson, 1956

Godden, Christine (ed), CSR Pyrmont Refinery 1978 Photography Project. The Australian Centre for Photography Limited, 1978

Industrial Heritage

Paintings by Jane Bennett

Jacksons Landing

Jacksons Landing Master Plan with Amendments October 2003

City Plan Heritage & 3-D Projects, Jacksons Landing interpretation strategy. Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority /Lend Lease, August 2003.

Key references

Trove (National Library of Australia)

State Library of New South Wales

ArchivePix (City of Sydney Archives digital photograph bank)


Irving, Robert, Paradise purgatory hell hole: the Saunders sandstone quarries, Pyrmont. Media Masters, 2006