In 1770 Captain James Cook took
one look of Botany Bay and found it interesting. You
could say it took quite a liking to it. It is now
a suburb of Sydney.
Things didn’t go all right for the Sydney
area because droughts and disease were widespread
problems in the city of Sydney in the early days.
In 1808 there was the Rum Rebellion,
which was when the Rum Corps got rid of Governor William
Bligh, who was known form the Mutiny on the Bounty.
When Lachlan Macquarie came to the area in 1809
things were much more ordered. He got things into
shape and there was once again a progress to the area.
By the year 1822 the town had banks,
markets and more. The people of the area were working
hard and getting along very well. It was well on its
way to the fantastic city that it is today.
In 1851, the first gold rush brought
many people to the city of Sydney and this helped
it to continue to improve.
Things in the city of Sydney continued to progress
forward with much good happening in and around the
area. The industrialization of Sydney gave it an explosive
growth in the 20th century. It was
then that the area had an excess population of well
over one million people. So many were finding this
was a great place to live, work and play.
Sydney is now one of the greatest
cities in the world. With fantastic sightseeing, it
draws many travellers to see its fantastic offerings
and many more decide to live in the area.