Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Garden Palace fire 1882

Fire which destroyed the Garden Palace on 22 September 1882, three years after its construction for the International Exhibition.

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Date of event
22 Sep 1882

Garden Palace

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Whilst the Garden Palace was a brief and fiery addition to the Sydney landscape, the decision to hold an International Exhibition in 1879 was to place the city on the world stage.