Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Boundary post No 38

One of three boundary posts remaining on the streets of Sydney, as of 2011 it was still in its original location on the north-west corner of the intersection of Cleveland Street and South Dowling Street.

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Sydney's Boundary Markers

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When Sydney was declared a town, Governor Bourke had eight stones erected to mark the boundaries. Less than a decade later, Governor Gipps declared Sydney to be a city, marking out the boundaries of the 1842 wards with a series of cast iron posts. Where are those early markers now?