- 3 hours
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Rocks Walking Tour
Merchants and Prostitutes
This walk does have several flights of stairs both in ascent and descent. In total, there are about 6 flights up and about 3 flights down. These range from 10-25 steps.
We can avoid these stairs by walking a different route, but this may shorten aspects of the walk. For clients who might struggle with stairs, we recommend our Making Of Sydney tour.
Much of the walk will be out of cover, but our experts will do their best to go under shade where possible. We recommend wearing a sunhat and bringing some water.
Patricia is a member of the Professional Historians Association (NSW) with an MA in Public History. Her particular expertise is the early colonial and convict history of Australia, especially that of New South Wales and the Sydney region. She has worked on the assessment of heritage sites for listing on the State Heritage Register—the highest level of heritage recognition and protection in NSW and now works as a professional historian, heritage consultant and guide. Through her work in public history (the production of history for broader audiences), and as a keen traveller herself, she’s excited about telling to other travellers the stories of the settlement of NSW and life in the colony.
Mark is a historian with 20 years work experience in Sydney's history, heritage and archaeology. He has completed a Master's in Applied History and a Ph.D. in the history of colonial race and class relations in the NSW convict colony. He is the Chair of the Professional Historians Association, a member of the NSW Heritage Council and previous President of the History Council of NSW. Until recently he hosted a regular history segment on radio Fbi 94.5 in Sydney (https://scratchingsydneyssurface.wordpress.com/) and has acted as a consultant for the family history television program 'Who Do you Think You Are? Australia'.
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