Dictionary of Sydney

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Redfern Park

Nineteenth century park, adjacent to Redfern Oval, which contains a cenotaph and many examples of the earliest botanical imports to the colony. Proclaimed as a park in November 1885, the park was designed by engineer Charles O'Neill and officially opened to the public in 1890. The site of the famous Redfern Speech by Prime Minister Paul Keating in 1992 which acknowledged the dispossession of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2018 Redfern Park and Oval was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register.

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Nov 1885
10 Dec 1890

Redfern Park

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Redfern Park has always been a significant social, cultural, political and historical site for Aboriginal people both as a sporting venue and place of reflection for the community.