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A Scene from the Everyday Drama of 'The Streets of Sydney' 1865

1st Bill Poster (admiringly) - "Ah! that's summat like! It's a reg'lar credit to Sydney, and no mistake."

2nd B.P. - "Yes, that's just what I say, Jem. That's the way they hought to hact with hall hour public buildin's. Make them huseful."

1st B.P. - "Certingly, seein' as how they don't know how to make 'em hornamental."

(Elderly Party from the country is simultaneously realising the fact that "Time is only truly measured by its loss.")

From the collections of the
(Sydney Punch, August 26, 1865, p 524)