Edward Backhouse 1843 — ‘A chain gang of convicts going to work near Sidney [i.e. Sydney] New South Wales’
Fascinating history, delivered with energy and insight as we uncover the scallywag stories of convicts, colonists, soldiers, sailors, larrikins, legends, rum and rebellions!
Once upon a time, an ambitious colonial experiment took place on the rocky shores of an ancient harbour. Thousands of miles from home, Britain’s banished thieves were locked in a prison with walls made of ocean, hunger, fear and the bush.
Defying the odds, their shanty camp clutched to life on the banks of a tiny stream. Gardens were grown, rum was traded and homes were carved into the sandstone cliffs.
Centuries changed and legends grew. Scallywag Sydney was born. Her squalid secrets & stories etched into the very foundations of the city we know today.
Journey Walks invites you to share a part in this story. This tour will keep your eyes wide open, your ears pricked and your imagination ignited.
This tour is led by a local heritage professional who specialises convict history and the art of storytelling. Learn more about Your Tour Guide