Victoria Park, Sydney

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The Gardener's Lodge, formerly used as a toilet block, has been turned into a cafe

Victoria Park is a large park in Sydney, situated on the corner of Parramatta Road and City Road, within the grounds of University of Sydney and across Parramatta Road from Broadway Shopping Centre.


The park contains a public swimming pool and Lake Northam, which contains a large fountain and was named after Bill Northam, an Australian Olympic yachtsman.[1]

A totem pole near the southern corner of the park was "presented to the people of Sydney in the name of the government and people of Canada on the occasion of National Timber Week, 1964". The pole was carved by Simon Charlie, a Quamichan man from Vancouver Island, British Columbia.[2]

The Gardener's Lodge adjacent to City Road was used as a toilet block for a long time, but eventually was restored and turned into a café. The Lodge and the sandstone gates nearby originally guarded the eastern edge of the University grounds. They are heritage-listed along with the University and its grounds.[3]


  1. ^ History of Victoria Park
  2. ^ "5. Kwakwaka'wakw Totem Pole, Victoria Park, Sydney, 1964". Government of Canada. 
  3. ^ Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/116

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Coordinates: 33°53′08″S 151°11′36″E / 33.88552°S 151.19342°E / -33.88552; 151.19342