Our tour begins in Sydney Cove, the ferry terminal in the city. We’ll start with the Aboriginal groups that lived here and their culture, and then discuss the arrival of the First Fleet. Using this cove as our text, we’ll look at the British project in Australia through the lens of this first contact and settlement. Our tour will lead through a variety of topics, including the division of the city along class lines, the status and contributions of convicts, and displacement of Aboriginal groups. Our walk will take any variety of paths, depending on the interests and the background of the historian leading it. However, a few key sites will be considered, including the Museum of Sydney, which occupies the site (and preserves the remains) of Australia’s first Government House, the convict-built obelisk on Macquarie Street, and salvaged remains of one of the First Fleet ships lost in the South Pacific. We’ll emerge from our time together with a sharper sense for Sydney’s history.
What You'll Get
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Pass By: Sydney Ferries, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Start at the Sydney Cove Ferry Terminal
Pass By: Museum of Sydney 37 Phillip St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Visit the Museum of Sydney
Pass By: Obelisk of Distances, Macquarie Pl, Sydney NSW 2223, Australia
Visit the convict built obelisk on Macquarie Street
Pass By: Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
Stroll along Macquarie Street
Pass By: Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Macquarie Street Queens Square, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Visit the Hyde Park Barracks
Pass By: St. James Church, 173 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Visit to the St. James Church
Pass By: King Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2042 Australia
Visit the King Street Law Courts
Pass By: State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Visit to the State Library
Pass By: Hyde Park, Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Visit to the Hyde Park
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please send supplier of tour the ages of all participants at time of booking
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Tour operates rain or shine
- Hotel pick-up cannot be accommodated
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Privately Guided Tour
- Expert Guide
Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Returns to original departure point
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