Before we get into the races in Sydney, let us make the history of Sydney clear briefly, shall we?
Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales and the largest city of Australia. The population of Sydney is the biggest among other Australian cities.
Sydney is the first city of Australia. Sydney was based in 1788 at that place where landed first fleet headed by Arthur Phillip, therefore, the history of Sydney is, commonly, known as the history of Australia.
Governor Macquarie (1810-1821) played significant role in development and building of Sydney. The building was going fast, new streets appeared, the houses were made from the local sandstone and in 1842 Sydney was declared by city. The Stock Market appeared, university was opened and railroad was laid. The offensive of new century was marked by the organization of the Commonwealth of Australia and Sydney became the capital of the state New South Wales.
During the World War II, American fleet was based at Sydney, which exerted strong influence on the appearance and style of life. Skyscrapers appeared, and Sydney acquired “Western” appearance.
Social changes, simultaneously, occurred; especially as a result of the postwar immigration, Sydney has become multinational. Its international nature is outstanding feature of contemporary Sydney; there are approximately 140 nationalities at Sydney.
Today’s Sydney is bright, beautiful and modern city, the largest international commercial and cultural center, the most “heterogeneous” and contradictory city of Australia.
This is a post by Nikita Gorbachev.
Sydney Tourist Guide, 2009. viewed 8 August 2009.