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Sydney

Michael Spens

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Australian port city, capital of New South Wales. It is built around a beautiful natural harbour, Port Jackson, on the south-eastern coast of the continent. Sydney (metropolitan population c. 3.7 million) is Australia’s largest city and was the first European settlement on the continent. Founded in 1788 by Captain Arthur Phillip as a penal colony at Sydney Cove, it experienced haphazard development from its earliest days. Urban plans were drafted in 1788 and 1790

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