A map of Nicholas’s road

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:

Tweet from NSW State Archives about the anniversary of the Botanic Gardens with a 19th century photo of Farm Cove

And here’s a reply from the State Library of New South Wales:

Tweet with old map of the Botanic Garden roads from the State Library of NSW

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.

If you’d like to get in touch with me on Twitter, I’m @ARebelHand. I’d love to know what your interests are – genealogy, history, whatever brought you here!

About rebelhand

A Rebel Hand is: about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported as a convict to New South Wales, roadbuilder, innkeeper and farmer. My great-great-great grandfather. Other ancestors transported to Australia, like Sarah Marshall, John Simpson and James Thomas Richards, pop up as well. This blog's also about the historical background to their lives, in England, Ireland, and Australia. My respectable Welsh ancestors sometimes get a look in.
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