Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Glebe boundary marker

Boundary stone originally erected in Glebe to delineate the boundary of Sydney Town. After several moves the remnant has been incorporated into Jubilee Fountain Square.

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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?