It’s the anniversary of the foundation of the Botanic Gardens in Sydney today, June 13. That was the day when, in 1816, Nicholas Delaney finished the road to Mrs Macquarie’s chair along with the gang he was overseer of.
So I was thrilled to see a couple of tweets this morning which marked the occasion. Here they are. The first was from the State Archives of New South Wales:
And here’s a reply from the State Library of New South Wales:
Which is wonderful – I hadn’t seen the map before. If you’d like a closer look at it, you can go to their online collection.
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