Location Facts

An alpha world city, a global player and Australia’s largest and best-known city, Sydney has come a long way from a disreputable penal colony to the vibrant, culturally diverse place it is today. Indigenous people once lived throughout the area and fished the waters of the harbour, but the arrival of the First Fleet brought great suffering for both the Aboriginal people and the Europeans. The Europeans struggled to farm and acquire land while the Aboriginals were displaced from their ancestral lands and fought to survive diseases against which they had no immunity.