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Sydney Boundary Stone 1833

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Sydney Boundary Stone 1833

This Boundary Stone was engraved “Sydney Majr Genl Rd Bourke CB Governor 1833” and is one of nine Boundary Stones that were set around Sydney in 1833 to mark Sydney’s boundaries. It is not known which position this stone occupied, as it was moved from its original boundary location many years ago.

Richard Bourke (1777 –  1855) was the 8th Governor of New South Wales, he was an Irish-born British Army officer who served as Governor of New South Wales from 1831 to 1837. He encouraged the emancipation of convicts and helped bring forward the end of penal transportation to Australia. He also approved a new settlement on the Yarra River, and named it Melbourne, in honour of the incumbent British Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne.

Sydney Boundary Stone 1833

  • Museums:      Sydney Boundary Stone 1833
  • Date:               1833
  • Medium:        Sandstone
  • Museum:        Museum of Sydney

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Photo Credit: 1)  JOM