Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Oxford Street

Street running south-east from Sydney's centre as far as Bondi Junction, along the line of a Aboriginal walking track, which became an important commercial area and was renamed after the famous London shopping street. Originally part of South Head Road built in 1811, this section was renamed in 1875.

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The road east

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The first track east to South Head followed the path Aboriginal people had travelled for thousands of years, but soon became a cleared road and later a paved street.