Rushcutters Bay is a harbourside eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 3 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Sydney. [1 ]
The suburb of Rushcutters Bay sits beside the
bay it takes its name from, on Sydney Harbour. It is surrounded by the suburbs of Elizabeth Bay, Darlinghurst, Paddington, and Darling Point. Kings Cross is a locality on the western border. History [edit ]
The area was first known as 'Rush Cutting Bay' because the swampy land was covered in tall
rushes used by early settlers for thatching houses. In 1878, 6 acres (24,000 m 2) were reserved for recreation; and, after reclamation work was completed, Rushcutters Bay Park was created.
Rushcutters Bay was once the site of the famous
Sydney Stadium. On [2 ] Boxing Day 1908 at the Stadium, Tommy Burns lost his heavyweight title to the legendary Jack Johnson, the first African-American to win a world title.
On 6 April 1927,
Herbert Pratten, Federal Minister for Trade, appeared in a Lee DeForest film to celebrate the opening of a Phonofilm studio in Rushcutters Bay. [3 ]
The bay at
Sydney Harbour served as host for the sailing events during the 2000 Summer Olympics. [4 ] References [edit ] Coordinates: 33°52′39″S 151°13′42″E / 33.8774°S 151.2282°E