By Samantha Polkinghorne   3 Sep 2021

Sharing the Stories of Our Communities

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The NBRS Heritage team seed their passion through telling the stories of some of Australia's most interesting and uncovered historical buildings. Recently plucked from the archives is the Woolloomooloo Fish Markets.

The Woolloomooloo Fish Markets were constructed on Forbes, Plunkett and Bourke streets in 1871 and extended, rebuilt and upgraded in 1883, 1889 and 1892. The markets operated from 5am until sunset and fish were spread out on the floor for sale until the installation of marble tables in 1896. The markets were since demolished in 1961 to make way for the Astor Apartments as they are known as today.

Samantha Polkinghorne

Director, Principal - Heritage

“Reinvigorating old buildings through their successful adaptation offers opportunities to create more subtly layered environments.”