Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Garden Palace

Building in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens which hosted the spectacular International Exhibition in 1879 before its equally spectacular destruction by fire in 1882.

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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.