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Millers Point, Sydney

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Millers Point is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is on the north-western edge of the Sydney central business district, adjacent to The Rocks and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney.Millers Point lies on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, beside Darling Harbour. The Barangaroo development is taking place on 22 hectares of land on the western side of the suburb. Sections of Millers Point have been included as part of the The Rocks area in the past and some residents and businesses still use it in their address.HistoryOn 30 June 1814 Thomas Miller, a Sergeant in the 73rd Regiment of Foot, received a grant of land from the governor. A small mill that was owned by Jack Leighton was located here. The area became known as Jack, the Miller's Point. In 1833 Governor Bourke granted the Catholic Church land at Millers Point for the construction of a school house that could serve as a chapel on Sundays. The Colonial Architect, Ambrose Hallen in consultation with Bishop Ullathorne, designed the school building which was completed by May 1835. It was a one-story building constructed in sandstone with two rooms that could be opened into one. St Brigid's Millers Point is the oldest existing place of Catholic worship in Australia. The school was closed in 1992 but the church continues to be used by the local community.
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  • We walked through this area quickly but saw enough to know we want to come back and spend more time exploring. After spending a heap of time at The Rocks, this will be our first port of call when next...  more »
  • We walked from Queen Victoria building all the way around to the Rocks and went through Millers Point. It is a neat walking park and worth the Side trek. Plenty of places to sit and view the Harbour. ...  more »
  • This is an historic location with the houses dating from the 1920s and earlier. Under threat from development and well worth a visit.  more »

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