Duration 2 – 2.5 hours
The Rocks District
Convict, Colonial and 19th Century History
Meeting place in front of Customs House at Circular Quay
PRIVATE TOUR : Katie Gerald ( group of 8 )
DATE: Tuesday 06th April 2021
TIME: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join a vibrant historian-guide on a walking adventure through Circular Quay and The Rocks to bring to life the fascinating and often notorious story of Australia’s first colonial settlement. Discover the hidden history behind Sydney’s convict colony and its immediate effect on the area’s Indigenous population by reimagining the events, personalities and transformations that once took place on the rocky shores of Sydney Cove. Through vivid descriptions and imagery your guide will help you piece together the past and fully engage with the surviving sights and structures of this important historical location.This tour will also uncover the development of The Rocks once convict transportation ceased and the gold rush began — uncovering an underworld of street gangs, slums and grog shops that riddled the area’s laneways over the 19th century.
MEETING PLACE: Your guide will be located in front of Customs House (on the right-hand side if facing the entrance to the building). They will be wearing a navy blue ‘Journey Walks’ shirt and have a white walking tour folder.
GUIDE DETAILS: April Spiers : 0434 142 976
END POINT: Argyle Street, The Rocks