Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Ultimo boundary marker

Boundary stone approximately 152 centimetres high which was erected on the eastern bank of Black Wattle Creek to delineate the boundary of Sydney Town.

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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?