Elizabeth Bay and Potts Point self-guided walk.
Much of the early settlement and development in Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay is reflected in the names that are all about the area.
Many of the streets and tall blocks of flats recall those who settled in the area and the grand houses that they caused to be built on their estates.
For instance, Wylde Street commemorates Judge Advocate John Wylde, who received the first land grant at what was the very end of the Point in 1822, whilst Macleay Street honours Alexander Macleay, then Colonial Secretary, who received the largest grant in the area in 1828. Macleay’s house, designed by the eminent architect John Verge, is one of the few still standing today.
This self-guided walk guides you through a fascinating area just east of Sydney CBD.
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