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125th Anniversary City of Sydney
125th Anniversary City of Sydney
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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
Long: 151.206716
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1842
Approx. Event End Date:1967


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 20th July, 1967
Front Inscription

1842       1967

This Tablet Was Erected By
The Council Of The City Of Sydney
To Commemorate The
125th Anniversary Of The
Declaration Of The Town Of
Sydney As A City And The
Incorporation Of The
Inhabitants Thereof
Alderman John Armstrong    
Lord Mayor
Aldermen Of The City
       [ Names ]

20th July 1967

J. H. Luscombe  Town Clerk
K. J. Buggy         Deputy Town Clerk


Source: MA
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