Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Commissariat Stores

Warehouse and offices that stored the goods of the colony, for supply to the convicts, soldiers and others who relied on government rations.

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Milestone
Constructed
1812
Demolished
1939
Position
Type

Commissariat Stores

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2008

The Commissariat held a strategic role in the economy of the early colony, supplying and storing foodstuffs and other necessities including 'liquor, hardware and other goods' for the population.