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Museum of Sydney

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Located on the site of the first Government House for the New South Wales colony, the museum provides a journey through the history of the city of Sydney.

Built where the colony’s first governor, Arthur Phillip, chose as the site of the first government house, the museum transverses the history of Sydney city from its aboriginal beginnings, through penal and colonial origins and right up to exhibitions dealing with its modern architecture and cultural influences.

Exhibitions include the Edge of Trees a sculptural representation of the first meeting of European and Aboriginal cultures in Sydney, models of the first fleet ships, a collection of stores of 10 individuals who shaped the city and Gadigal Place, a display of the cultural features of the Gadigal aboriginal people who have lived on the land for more than 60,000 years.