- Farm Cove, New South Wales
Farm Cove is a tidal inlet and shallow bay in
Sydney Harbour, separated from Sydney Coveby Bennelong Point (site of the Sydney Opera House). Known to the indigeneous inhabitants of Sydneyas Woccanmagully, Farm Cove was used by them as an initiation ground and for the "Kangaroo and Dog Dance".
The land immediately adjacent to Farm Cove was set aside soon after first European settlement in
1788by Governor Arthur Phillipfor the Government House Domain, a private reserve for the NSW Governor. The first farm for the colony was thereafter established in the area, subsequently lending its name to the cove.
After the failure of this first farm, and the transfer of agricultural efforts elsewhere in the colony, Governor
Lachlan Macquarieestablished the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydneyaround Farm Cove in 1816.
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