Sydney's Historic Walks - eBOOK

Sydney Mint - originally part of the Rum Hospital built under Macquarie's Orders. The 1809 Map of Sydney Town in The First Fleet Park. St. James Church built by Francis Greenway in 1819
The narrow laneway in the Rocks - known as The Suez Canal. The Impressive Argyle Cut connects The Rocks with Millers Point. Atherden St, the shortest street in Sydney.
Sydney's Historic Walks - a fully illustrated e-Book

SYDNEY IS AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST SETTLEMENT and contains a surprising amount of heritage sites, many associated with Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his twelve year tenure in New South Wales from 1810 – 1822. Macquarie’s wife Elizabeth played a role in the design of some of these sites.

We visit Bennelong Point from where Matthew Flinders began charting the Coast of Australia
Exploring Sydney's Historic Centre - The Rocks, Botanic Gardens, Hyde Park

THIS GUIDE BOOK IS DESIGNED TO - SHOW YOU SYDNEY’S COLONIAL HERITAGE: including sites of historic and cultural significance, ON TWO (2) EASY WALKS:

WALK 1 – SYDNEY HERITAGE (26 sites to visit)
WALK 2 – SYDNEY GREEN (34 sites to visit)
Your Companion Guide to Exploring Historic Sydney

The Illustrated eBOOK Companion Guide

The Macquarie Obelisk - from where all distances in the colony were measured.

This is the perfect guide for visitors to Sydney and everyone else who wants to explore Sydney's colonial heritage. "Sydney's Historic Walks" includes:

  • Visit St. Andrew's Cathedral.
  • Follow the Colonial path.
  • Learn about the history of Sydney.
  • Climb up to Observatory Hill.
  • Sites to Visit.
  • Explore Sydney's Rocks area.
  • Discover Fort Phillip.
  • Learn about Governor Macquarie's Sydney.
  • Explore the Botanic Gardens.
  • Visit the site of the original Flagstaff of the First Fleet.
3 Maps are Included

- Map 1: Overall Map. - Map 2: The Rocks Section. - Map 3: The Gardens Section.

The Three Maps are included in the Guide itself, and are also included as a separate file so that you can print them out on 3 x A4 pages to take with you on your explorations.

The 3 A4 size Maps give you clear locations of all the historic sites to visit.
Perfect to Go

You can explore Historic Sydney at anytime. The itineraries listed in "Sydney's Historic Walks" can be done over a number of half day explorations. There are so many interesting places to visit that you'll find all sorts of reasons for coming back to see more.

Receiving your eBOOK

This eBOOK works with any PDF compatible eREADER, including Macs and PCs. Once you order your copy through PAY PAL we email you 2 PDF files - a Guide PDF and a Map PDF which you can download into your PDF eBOOK reader. Mac, PC or iPhone, or print out.
The Map PDF contains 3 Maps which you can also print out on A4 size paper.

Sydney's Historic Walks - eBook Reviews

Lot's of things I've never seen before. Must go back again.
Sydney Visitor

Walk 1 - Sydney Heritage

It all began in colonial Sydney. Cutlasses, pistols, hangings and floggings. The slapping of ships’ halyards in Sydney Cove. Narrow, cobbled, dirty roads. Soldiers, traders, sailors and settlers. Rum shops, greasy steak houses and mean hovels. From this early nineteenth century melee, Lachlan Macquarie began to mould and develop a social and civil infrastructure from the shabby one that existed in the penal colony into a future nation that we now know as Australia.

The Illustrated Guide for Walk 1 - Sydney Heritage

The Hero Of Waterloo Inn, Millers Point

We explore the oldest part of Sydney Town, where Convicts, Marines, Merchants and Rum mingled. The Rocks and Miller's Point still retain a sense of the colony's earlier days. Walk 1 includes:

  • 26 Sites to Visit.
  • Observatory Hill.
  • The site of Wynyard Barracks.
  • Hero of Waterloo Inn.
  • Dawes Point.
  • Garrison Church.
  • Fort Phillip.
  • St. Philip's Church.
  • Suez Canal.
  • William Bligh's Statue.
  • Cadman's Cottage.
Receiving your eBOOK and Maps

This eBOOK works with any PDF compatible eREADER, including Macs and PCs. Once you order your copy through PAY PAL we email you 2 PDF files - a Guide PDF and a Map PDF which you can download into your PDF eBOOK reader. Mac, PC or iPhone, or print out.
The Map PDF contains 3 Maps which you can also print out on A4 size paper.

We Walk up the Famous Agar Steps to Observatory Hill.
Walk 2 - Sydney Green

The Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens is a fascinating area of surprises. This was the centre for British power and prestige in the early colony. This area retains an historical record from Indigenous times to the arrival of the First Fleet and the subsequent development of Sydney by a series of colonial governors, merchants and settlers. There are treasures galore for Sydney-siders and visitors.

The Illustrated Guide for Walk 2 - Sydney Green

The statue of Governor Arthur Phillip in the Botanic Gardens.

In this walk, you will enjoy the Green expanses of Sydney as laid out by the early Governors. Macquarie transformed the wasteland at the edge of town into the wonderful Hyde Park, where he organised the colony's first horse race. Walk 2 includes:

  • 34 Sites to Visit.
  • Hyde Park.
  • St. Mary's Cathedral.
  • Hyde Park Barracks.
  • Sections of the "Rum Hospital".
  • Public Library of NSW.
  • Macquarie's Stables.
  • The Macquarie Wall.
  • Government House.
  • The Wishing Tree.
  • Mrs. Macquarie's point.
Receiving your eBOOK

This eBOOK works with any PDF compatible eREADER, including Macs and PCs. Once you order your copy through PAY PAL we email you 2 PDF files - a Guide PDF and a Map PDF which you can download into your PDF eBOOK reader. Mac, PC or iPhone, or print out.
The Map PDF contains 3 Maps which you can also print out on A4 size paper.

The 'Wish' sculpture on the site of the original Wishing Tree planted by Elizabeth Macquarie in 1815.
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Educational Course

Details about our interactive one day courses preparing you for this and other journeys.

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