Sydney was named after the
home secretary of the British government in 1788, the 1st
Viscount of Sydney, Thomas Townshend who was the man
in charge of the plans for the Australian convict colony.
Sydney City in History:
July 20, 1842 The
metropolis known as the City of Sydney was established
by the Corporation Act which was an act of Parliament.
Boundary posts were used to establish boundaries.
1909 The City of
Camperdown was merged with Sydney City.
1949 The cities of
Alexandria, Darlington, Erskineville, Newtown, Redfern,
Glebe, Waterloo, and Paddignton were added to Sydney
1968 Sydney City
boundaries were shuffled and some suburbs became part of
South Sydney which was then a new city.