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Public Art of Hyde Park Sydney

Hyde Park, in Sydney, is located on the eastern side of the city’s central business district. On October 13, 1810, Governor Macquarie dedicated the area for the ‘recreation and amusement of the inhabitants of the town and a field of exercises for the troops’ and gave it the name Hyde Park, in honor of London’s Hyde Park. Originally the park was used as racecourse and sporting grounds but today contains well-kept gardens, over 580 trees, numerous public artworks and an enormous outdoor chessboard (with pieces). The park is pockmarked with sewer lids, many of which lead to Busby’s Bore, Sydney’s second water supply (following problems with the Tank Stream). Wandering through the gardens you will be surprised at the diversity of its public art.

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