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Indagare Tours: The Rocks Historical Walking Tour

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Sydney is fabulous for boating, swimming, shopping and dining but those interested in history should consider layering another dimension into their visit with a walking tour of the historic Rocks district. It was here that acted as the capital of Sydney, when it was established as a British penal colony in 1788. With a private guide, visitors can explore the convict settlements (or more accurately, slums) whose foundations were uncovered in the dig and learn about the gangs, strumpets and government officials who inhabited the area and formed its economic and cultural base. The complex evolution of the Rocks area, the detrimental effect of its settlement on the aboriginals and its significance as a global trading port in the 20th century are integral and fascinating elements of Sydney’s history. As you wind through narrow alleyways and cobblestone streets and explore archeological dig sites that have been preserved and repurposed, your Indagare guide will paint a picture of the social forces and colorful personalities that contributed to the character of the city. Contact Indagare’s Bookings Team to learn more.

Written by Sasha Feldman

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