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
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
This self-guided walk guides you through a fascinating area
just east of Sydney CBD.
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