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Old George Street

Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney


This website explores the oldest road in Australia, George Street. The content is from a frail old book The Story of Old George Street – A Chapter in Old Sydney by Charles H. Bertie. The book includes the history, the landmarks and buildings plus all the crazy characters that made this Sydney street unique.

‘It has been said that the streets of Sydney were laid out by the bullock waggons of the early settlers. This is not correct as in the first place there were no bullock waggons in the First Fleet, and such was the primeval condition of the shores of Sydney Cove then that, even if there had been waggons, the contour of the ground itself prescribed where the main roads must run.’