Map of Sydney and surrounding areas, Australia, c 1798.
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This map shows Botany Bay, with Sydney and smaller settlements such as Bankstown, Parramatta and Wooloomooloo, all of which are now part of the modern city of Sydney. Comments have been added about the country, such as 'swampy and bad', 'tolerable good', and 'Here a Bull was killed'. From 'An account of the English colony in New South Wales: with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c, of the native inhabitants of that country' by David Collins (1756-1810), published in London, 1798-1802. Collins was Judge Advocate and Governor's Secretary under Arthur Phillip at the British colony at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, Australia, 1787-1796, and colonial governor of Tasmania, 1804-1810.