While the Wallabies added some respectability to the final score after trailing 54-6 with four tries in the final half-hour the contest was well and truly over after the first 50 minutes.
Instead, they compounded the impression that the sport in Australia is in disarray - and New Zealand should have won more convincingly.
As the benches emptied, Rona and Kuridrani's tries provided a measure of relief for the home fans, while Beale picked up a loose ball to score from distance.
It helped ease the Wallabies' blushes a little.
It was looking like another horror show for the Wallabies with the All Blacks chalking up another try as the missed tackle stats started to rack up for the home side.
The Wallabies defence was shredded again and Crotty scored an easy try near the posts after Beauden Barrett handled twice in the lead-up.
Grey, who is in charge of the defence portfolio, has been under pressure this year at the Waratahs after they recorded their worst year on record from a defensive viewpoint.
"We've got an attacking type of team, so we should be scoring points".
"This group of players here, they've got a very strong connection".
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said he was happy with the fightback, but not much else, .
"It's nice to play when it's all coming off like that", Read said.
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"We've got some talented players and if we can give them go-forward ball and look after the ball when we go into contact, things come off and the talent really shines".
The All Blacks took a 40-6 lead to halftime and the game was already over.
In fact, it was all over by the 25 minutes, when the Kiwis used a 10-minute period to sink Australia with three quick tries and turn what had been a reasonably close game into another walkover.
McKenzie played creative roles in an early try for Squire, and in Ioane's double, after Australia had led with a third-minute penalty by Bernard Foley.
An innocuous All Blacks attacking line somehow managed to bamboozle the Aussies and Liam Squire raced down the left sideline to score in the seventh minute.
Michael Cheika's side may have been clear underdogs at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, but few could have anticipated just how dominant their opponents would be in an embarrassingly one-sided opening 50 minutes, before Australia rallied with the match well beyond them. It was that certain.
The midfield battle between Beale and Samu Kerevi, and Williams and Ryan Crotty could prove pivotal in deciding the outcome of Saturday's clash. He was criticised for finding the positives from Australia's second-half comeback.
People reached for the record books to put context to the slaughter.
The hosts then scored four unanswered tries after the break to restore a level of pride to the scoreline, but an experimental Australian pack still went down to a heavy loss.
The Wallabies conceded eight tries in a 54-34 thrashing in Sydney after missing 48 tackles - 39 in the first half alone - and must rebound with a colossal upset win in Dunedin this Saturday to keep the 2017 series alive.