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SYDNEY HISTORY - HISTORY OF SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

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.