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100th Anniversary City of Sydney
100th Anniversary City of Sydney
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The 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.


Address:483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall , Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873223
Long: 151.206716
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:1842
Actual Event End Date:1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th July, 1942
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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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