Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Alexandra canal

Canal excavated out of Sheas Creek between 1887 and 1900 and named in honour of Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales and later Queen consort to Edward VII. It has a catchment area of 1380 hectares which includes the suburbs of Alexandria, Moore Park, Redfern. Surry Hills and Rosebery.

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From Sheas Creek to Alexandra Canal

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Once a stream draining much of southern Sydney, the conversion of the Sheas Creek to an industrial canal resulted in a polluted and ugly corridor that has defied attempts at remediation