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, a bizarre colonial experiment took place on the rocky shores of Sydney’s ancient harbour. Thousands of miles from home, England’s banished thieves were locked in a prison with ocean walls, forced to find food & cut through stone.
Defying the odds, their shanty camp clutched to life on the banks of a tiny stream. Gardens were grown, goods were traded & rum soon ranked as both currency & cure.
As centuries changed, legends grew and The Rocks became full of rascals.Scallywags sailed into shore, Larrikins loitered in the laneways & many a clever convict swapped their chains for riches.
Journey Walks invites you to share a part in this remarkable story. This tour will keep your ears pricked, your eyes open and your passion for the past brought to life.
This tour is led by a local heritage professional who specialises convict history and the art of storytelling. Learn more about Your Tour Guide