Macquarie Obelisk

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In January 1788 the First Fleet arrived into Sydney from the UK. It brought with it Australia’s first European, mostly convict, settlers who came ashore here at Macquarie Place, now a little further back from the harbour than it was in 1788, due to land reclamation in the intervening years. It was from here that these early settlers set out to explore and settle Australia so it was rather fitting that distances of places from Sydney be measured from here. Continue reading “Macquarie Obelisk”

Macquarie Place – An Oasis in the City

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Set back a couple of hundred metres from Circular Quay, Macquarie Place is a delightful little oasis right in the centre of Sydney’s central business district and is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay and the Harbour, especially on a hot summer day. Continue reading “Macquarie Place – An Oasis in the City”