Bathurst Street, Sydney

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Bathurst Street
New South Wales
Bathurst street sydney nsw.jpg
Bathurst Street
General information
Type Street
Length 650 m (0.4 mi)
Major junctions
West end Harbour Street, Sydney
East end Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Bathurst Street is a cross street in the Central Business District of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is situated in the southern portion of the Sydney central business district and runs from Darling Harbour in the west, across the ridge where it crosses George Street, and then on to Elizabeth Street in the east at Hyde Park. It is 650 metres long.[1]


  • The Hyde Park Obelisk, at the eastern end of Bathurst Street, was erected in 1857 and unveiled by the Mayor, George Thornton. The monument is actually a sewer vent, and soon the joke around town was to call it 'Thornton’s Scent Bottle'.[2] The obelisk is an example of the Victorian Egyptian style and was based on Cleopatra's Needle in London. It is heritage-listed.[3]
  • The Church of England St Andrew's Cathedral sits on the north-west corner of Bathurst Street and George Street. It was designed by Edmund Blacket and is heritage-listed.[4]
  • The former Bank of New South Wales building sits on the south-west corner of Bathurst Street and George Street. It was designed by Varney Parkes and built in 1894 in the American Romanesque style. It is heritage-listed.[5]
  • The Vintage building is situated on the corner of Bathurst and Sussex Streets. It was built in the 1890s and was just one of many warehouses that sprang up in the area because of its proximity to Darling Harbour. It was used as a flour mill while owned by Aitken and Son; later owners included Mungo Scott Ltd. In 1979 it was converted to apartments. It has a state heritage listing.[6]


See also[edit]


Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (2002) Maps C,D
  2. ^ Water Supply and Sewerage, Thornton's Scent Bottle. City of Sydney
  3. ^ Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981 p.2/99
  4. ^ Heritage of Australia, p.2/100
  5. ^ Heritage of Australia, p.2/101
  6. ^ Stage Heritage List

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