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100th Anniversary City of Sydney
100th Anniversary City of Sydney
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque commemorates the centenary of the declaration of the town of Sydney as a city.

European settlement dates from 1788 when the soldiers and convicts of the First Fleet dropped anchor at Sydney Cove. Sydney began its life as a penal colony, with free settlers arriving from 1793. Early industries included whaling, sealing and shipping of wool. After the crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813, growth began to increase. In 1842, shortly after transportation of convicts to New South Wales was abolished, Sydney was declared a city.

Location

Address:483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall , Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873223
Long: 151.206716
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:1842
Actual Event End Date:1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th July, 1942
Front Inscription

                                      1842                          1942

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF SYDNEY TO COMMEMORATE THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF THE TOWN OF SYDNEY AS A CITY AND THE INCORPORATION OF THE INHABITANTS THEREOF.

                             ALDERMAN STANLEY S. CRICK

                                           LORD MAYOR

                                    ALDERMEN OF THE CITY

                                                        (Names)

                                                   20th JULY 1942

J.H.Adams                                                     Roy Hendy. C.M.G.

Deputy Town Clerk                                        Town Clerk

 

Source: MA
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