#OnThisDay 27 November 1889 the Sydney Town Hall was officially opened. The Town Hall was built on tradtitional Gadigal land, throughout the 1880s, on the site of an old cemetery using local Sydney sandstone. Thousands of Sydneysiders flocked to the opening as the day had been declared a public holiday.
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Thursday 20 August 1908 witnessed the arrival of the United States of America fleet at Port Jackson, Sydney. This was part of a round the world cruise by the fleet which had originally set out on 16 December 1907.