Sydney in 1888 from the Illustrated Sydney News, 1888

In January 1888 celebrations were held across the Australian
colonies to mark the centenary of European settlement. In Sydney, along with parades, fireworks, banquets and a host of special events, 50,000 people watched the governor, Lord
Carrington, unveil a statue in honour of Queen Victoria, and
Centennial Park was officially opened as ‘the people’s park’ before a crowd of over 175,000.
This detailed ‘birds eye’ view of Sydney was created to promote the city to a European audience in its special
centenary year. It was published as a supplement to the
Illustrated Sydney News in a Special European edition.

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