Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.


Street at the western edge of Sydney's central business district which gives its name to the locality around it.

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After George Street West was widened in the 1930s, the name Broadway soon caught on, though the road had been the gateway to Sydney since early colonial days. A microscosm of the city, this place has seen industry, poverty, religion, commerce and redevelopment and repurposing of its buildings and surrounding areas.