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Farm Cove

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Updated 01/15/2014

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The original convict-settlers established their first gardens on this bay's shores, now home to the Royal Botanic Gardens. The enterprise was not a success: the soil was too sandy for agriculture, and most of the crops fell victim to pests, marauding animals, and hungry convicts. The long seawall was constructed from the 1840s onward to enclose the previously swampy foreshore.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Updated 01/15/2014


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