Inner-city suburb, now a centre of Sydney's gay community, which has been home to both gentry and underclass. The former Darlinghurst Gaol is now the National Art School.

Barham Villa, Darlinghurst 1845
Henrietta Town
15 May 1874


by Mark Dunn, 2011 Creative Commons License

Used by its traditional owners, the Gadigal people, well into the 1840s, Darlinghurst was a quarry and windmill site before it became popular for the fine villas of the colony's well-to-do, in the 1830s. Subsequent booms and busts raised and lowered the suburb's fortunes, creating the mix of poor and posh, criminal and respectable that have made Darlinghurst one of Sydney's most interesting localities.
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Sacred Heart Church, Darlinghurst 1870
William Street 1961
Darlinghurst Road at night 1990
Capriccio's Club, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 1981
Cricket match in Hyde Park, Sydney 1842
St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst c1869-74
Oxford Street with the Sacred Heart Church and Penfolds wine sign 1960s
St Vincent's Hospital c1905
West's Olympia Theatre, Darlinghurst c1938
Johnston's Family Hotel, Oxford Street 1875
Traffic in Taylor Square 1959
Darlinghurst Fruit Market, corner of Flinders and Oxford Streets c1909
Oxford Street from corner of Bourke Street at Taylor Square 1948
Robert Louis Stevenson with his mother, wife and step-daughter at their temporary residence, Darlinghurst, January 1893
East Sydney Technical College 1936
View from 'Hilton', residence of John Rae, Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst c1879-82
'Hilton', Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst c1879-1882
St Vincent's Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst 1887
Rayner Hoff in his studio at the National Art School with work created for the Anzac War Memorial c1934
Morgans Cafe Darlinghurst 1995
Panorama Darlinghurst c1836
Men's public toilet, Green Park, Darlinghurst c1934
Green Park, Darlinghurst, early 1930s
Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Memorial, Green Park, Darlinghurst 2003
Darlinghurst Gaol from Burton Street 1870
St Vincent's Hospital from Green Park, Darlinghurst c1927
O'Farrell in Darlinghurst 1868
Darlinghurst Fruit Market on the corner of Flinders & Oxford streets, c1909
Looking up Oxford Street from the corner of Hyde Park c1910
The 'Your Rights at Work' campaign's 'Rockin for Rights' protest march on Oxford Street 22 April 2007
177-191 Oxford Street, late 1920s
Fruit stall in Springfield Avenue 26 May 1933
Men's convenience, Taylor Square c1934
Part of a cadastral map of Sydney by Woolloomooloo Bay, showing Victoria and McLeay Streets c1841
Plan shewing the situation of the allotments for sale at Darlinghurst Elizabeth Bay: the property of Alexr Mcleay Esqre 1840s
The Pink Panther Nightclub, 39-41 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross 5 July 1968
Darlinghurst Road, top of William Street, Kings Cross 1871
Wolomoloo (Springfield House) 1832
Traffic in Taylor Square 1959
View north from Craigend looking over Woolloomooloo and Port Jackson 1845
Plan of the New Gaol for Sydney to contain 400 prisoners in solitary cells, by G Barney, Captain, Royal Engineer, and Mortimer Lewis, Colonial Architect c1836
Prisoners in yard at Darlinghurst Gaol 1884-1886
Prisoners in yard at Darlinghurst Gaol 1884-1886
Prisoners in yard at Darlinghurst Gaol 1884-1886
Kiely inside Darlinghurst Gaol c1918
Darlinghurst Gaol c1918
Albert Dryer, Kiely and the Irish internees in corridor at Darlinghurst Gaol 1918-1919
The residence of DCG Laidley - Wooloomooloo, 1831-1836
Residence of late David Scott Mitchell, the bedroom August 1907
Plan of HM Gaol Darlinghurst March 1885
The original Rainbow Crossing in Oxford Street at Taylor Square 2013
After the Rainbow Crossing was removed commemorative rainbow ribbons were tied to nearby barriers, Taylor Square April 2013
A chalk rainbow in Bourke Street not far from the site of the original Rainbow Crossing 14 April 2013
Rainbow Crossing at Taylor Square 27 February 2013
Crowds waiting at Taylor Square for the Mardi Gras parade 3 March 2013
Woolloomooloo, Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay 1832
Jenkens Mill, Darlinghurst 1862
A Glimpse of Sydney from Darlinghurst c1886
A cliff-face stair-way, Darlinghurst c1886