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10 Jan 1958 - first Sydney Opera House Lottery

On this da 10 January 1958 the first Opera House Lottery was drawn

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10 Sep 1823 - escapee re-transported to NSW

On the 10th of September 1823 Susan Courtney was tried in England for returning from transportation

Katoomba, The Sisters

11 May 1813 - Blue Mountains expedition

On 11 May 1813 Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Wentworth departed Sydney on an expedition to find a route over the Blue Mountains


12 Dec 1885 - Lord Carrington appointed Governor of NSW

On 12 December 1885 Charles Robert Carrington, Lord Carington, began his tenure as Governor of New South Wales

Portrait of John Macarthur
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12 Feb 1793 - John Macarthur granted land at Parramatta

On this day 12 February 1793 John Macarthur was granted 100 acres of land at Parramatta by Acting Governor Francis Grose. Macarthur was the first man to clear and cultivate 50 acres

Government Printing Office 2 - 33847 - Opera House - last shell being positioned [Public Works Department; Sydney Opera House (N.S.W.); building construction; cranes (machines)] [GPO original locations or series - St74766] [23/01/1967]
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2 Mar 1959 - Sydney Opera House construction began

On this Day work officially began on Stage 1 of the Sydney Opera House

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20 Jan 1788 - First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay

On this day 20 January 1788 the last of the eleven ships of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay

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20 Oct 1973 - Sydney Opera House officially opened

On this day 20 October 1973 the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

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22 Dec 1866 - Public Schools Act of NSW

On this day 22 December 1866 the Public Schools Act of NSW was assented to