Charles Bayliss
1850 - 1897



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(a selection)

Bayliss cerificate; The family Photograph; Bayliss and the Water Commissioners; The cover of the A.P-R (a link to Keast Burke's articles)

Reduced facsimile (actual size about 16' by 20") of the Certificate of Commendation
gained by Charles Bayliss at the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879.

Charles Bayliss and his family, photographed about the middle of 1895.

The children, from left to right, with years of birth; -back row: Raymond Charles (1884), Alfred John (1886); front row: Bessie Salier (1888), Walter Norman (1893), and Emily Annie (1891). Alfred and Walter lost their lives in World War One. Eric Edward Bayliss was born subsequent to the photograph (1896), while Charles (1887) died in infancy.

Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne,
at the conclusion of the Royal Commission on Water Conservation trip.
Gilbert Parker seated on left, Charles Bayliss right, and J. B. Donkin standing third from left.
Cover of the APR

Country Victoria photographs

Malop Street, Geelong
Moorabool St.  Geelong, looking north
Moorabool St.  Geelong, looking south. Victoria 1876
Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria, looking west

R. Roche's Implement Works, Barwon, Geelong, Victoria 1876


Melbourne photographs

Spring Street, Melbourne, about 1876

Looking over Melbourne from Government House
St Kilda Road and Princes Bridge

Yarra River from Botanic Gardens
Overlooking the River Yarra, Richmond in the background. Victoria 1876

Sydney photographs

Foundations and elevated cranes for the building of The Australia Hotel
(Castlereagh Street frontage, c. 1891).
The master stonemason (and clerk of works), believed to have been John Howie.
Pitt Street wing of the G.P.O., Sydney, about the middle of 1882.
The tower of the G.P.O. (Sydney) under construction, towards the end of 1885.
The east side of George Street, Sydney, looking south from the King Street intersection.

Farm Cove, Sydney, circa 1880

Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney
Looking south-west
Section of the Bayliss panorama exposed from the recently-completed Sydney G.P.O. clock tower
Circa April 1886.
Queen Victoria Markets, circa 1898
Circular Quay, Sydney, on March 3rd, 1885.
Farewell the volunteers bound for Suakim in the Sudan
The official landing of His Excellency Baron Carrington on December 12th, 1885 at
Prince's Steps, central Circular Quay, Sydney.

Country NSW assignments, and
The 1886 Royal Commission on Water Conservation

Waterpoo at Coleraine, from the painting by Buvelot, as copied by Charles Baylis. This was one of a large number photographed in the early nineties from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Road-making operations on the Donkin property at Lake Cowal (N.S.W.).
A representation for Bayliss's many country assignments.

1886 Royal Commission on Water Conservation


images from albums and loose collections

Charles Bayliss, photographer

Circa 1874. Sometime in the period after Merlin's death and before he moved to Sydney,
Charles Bayliss must have made more 'street photographs' in country Victoria.

The above photograph is a CDV with his studio name on the back: pass cursor over card.

Sydney University, 1897
Centennary Regatta, Sydney Harbour, 1888
Wynyard Square , Sydney , 1880s (?)
Wynyard Square , Sydney , 1880s (?)


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