Sydney

Traditional home of the Cadigal people and site of the first British colony, the city of Sydney is a cosmopolitan business and cultural centre of 25 square kilometres.

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Central Business District
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Sydney CBD
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Sydney

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2011

Founded by Europeans as a social experiment, Sydney's beginnings brought death and dispossession to the original inhabitants of the place, as well as surprising freedom and prosperity to many of the convicts. Over its history, the city's growth has been shaped by factors that are common to many cities, but also by unique forces. In the twenty-first century, for the first time, the idea of sustainable progress is itself in doubt.