Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Botany Wetlands

Series of ponds to the east of Sydney Airport. Draining the area from Lachlan Swamp (now Centennial Park) into Botany Bay, they provided fresh water to colonial Sydney before pollution and neglect forced construction of other sources in the 1880s. They are now valued for flood mitigation and as a wildlife habitat.

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