Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Surry Hills boundary marker

Boundary marker installed to indicate the eastern limit of Sydney Town. Now installed at the Museum of Sydney.

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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?