Macquarie Place Park

On the corner of Loftus and Bridge streets stands a remnant of the old Government House garden, now known as Macquarie Place Park and hardly changed from the days when Macquarie designated it the city centre. The elegant sandstone obelisk near the south-east corner of the park marks the place from which all distances in the colony were once measured. The nearby anchor and small gun belonged to Arthur Phillip’s flagship Sirius . More of this ship has since been recovered, and can be viewed at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

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