125th Anniversary of the City of Sydney Print Page
A plaque commemorates the 125th anniversary 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.
|Address:||483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall , Sydney , 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.873223|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1842|
|Actual Event End Date:||1967|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 20th July, 1967|
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SYDNEY
THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
DECLARATION OF THE TOWN OF
SYDNEY AS A CITY AND THE
INCORPORATION OF THE
ALDERMAN JOHN ARMSTRONG
ALDERMEN OF THE CITY
20th JULY 1967
DEPUTY TOWN CLERK TOWN CLERK