Skip to content

Teaching Heritage

Board of Studies NSW

Dept House Banner
Contact Print this page Reduce font size Increase font size


Map of the area bounded by Phillip’s Domain

Barry McGregor and Associates, Government House Sydney: Conservation and Management Plan 1997 (text only)

Sydney Cove

The site of the first European settlement, including Circular Quay, Sydney’s most public ‘place’.

Farm Cove

The sites of Aboriginal corroborees, the Government Farm, the Governor's ‘Kitchen Garden’, the Governors' Baths and the greeting place of important guests of the Nation.

The Domain

Commenced by Phillip, its publicly accessible spaces include the peninsulas of Bennelong Point and Mrs Macquarie's Point.

First Government House site

Including the Museum of Sydney.

The Royal Botanic Gardens

Commenced by Macquarie, and progressively expanded into the Governor's Inner Domain.

The Conservatorium of Music

Incorporated with Greenway's and the Macquaries' Government Stables.

The State Library of NSW

Including the remnants of Fig Tree Avenue, the primary entrance to the Domain and Gardens from the city, and the original location of Bourke's statue (and its current location), and later, Shakespeare Place.

The Art Gallery of NSW

First located in the Botanic Gardens on the site of the Governors’ ‘Kitchen Garden’, then developed in the Outer Domain.

The Sydney Opera House

On the site of Bennelong's house, early defences, Fort Macquarie, shipping and ferry wharves, and the tram shed.


Contact Print this page Reduce font size Increase font size