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Darling Harbour

brief history ...

Before 1788 Darling Harbour area was occupied by the Cadigal Aboriginal people (Eora Nation).

After the white settlement started in 1788 Darling Harbour started gradually to be used as a port, presenting the advantage of being close to the City. The port started to decline towards the middle of the XX-th century as the railway started to develop.

Darling Harbour by night
©2006 Gabriel Ditu

In 1984, the Premier of NSW, Neville Wran, took the initiative to develop and modernize Darling Harbour into a leisure place. The new Darling Harbour was formally opened on 4 May 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II, with the occasion of Bicentenary Anniversary.

main attractions ...

Darling Harbour is an entertainment hub for Sydney. Darling Harbour area contains a few big hotels, the Maritime Museum, Sydney Aquarium, IMAX theatre, many restaurants, Convention Center, Exhibition Center, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Tumbalong Park, The Entertainment Center and many shops.

Sydney Casino, Town Hall, Sydney Tower, Queen Victoria Building and many other attractions are in walking distance or can be very easily reached via the Monorail.

tourist information ...

How to get there
Best by train or bus from Town Hall station. See map.

Contact details:
Sydney Visitor Center
33 Wheat Road
Ph: 61 2 9240 8788

Market City Information Desk
Level 1 Market City
Ph: 61 2 92121388

Harbourside Information Desk
L2 Harbourside Shopping Centre
Ph: 61 2 9281 3999

For more details please see Sydney Darling Harbour web site.
29 September
**** - Police Remembrance Day (Feast Day of St Michael the Archangel which is the patron saint of Police).

1791 - The West Coast of Australia is claimed by British Commander George Vancouver, previously only the east coast had been claimed for the Crown.
Australian slang
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  • Pom Englishman
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