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In 1801, Governor King established government farm at Castle Hill to provide grain for the colony within three years, 700 acres had been cleared.
It didn’t take long for convicts to try and escape and martial law was declared.
I’d heard of Australia’s Battle of Vinegar Hill but didn’t realise that the root of this battle was started here in Castle Hill.
It’s pretty remarkable that such a large tracts of parkland has been preserved for the future. Beautiful park to wander through.

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Hunters Hill Heritage

Posted: October 29, 2019 in history, Sydney Streets
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We followed the Hunters Hill council’s walks… walk #2 from here

A lovely walk around the gorgeous older houses and estates.

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Decosti

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That View!

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Lovely!

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Newtown

Posted: May 12, 2019 in Inner West, Sydney Streets, Walking
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Another walk from the City of Sydney – Gritty Newtown

Learnt a few things… again! Who’d have thought??

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Did not know what this meant until now!

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This art-deco building on King St was an icerink that transformed into summer baths!

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Simply gorgeous terraces overlooking Hollis Park

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The old Trocadero on King St – roller skating and dancing.

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Newtown’s most sought-after address apparently

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Hollis Park – beautiful

 

This weekend we followed a tour from https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au called Skirting Sydney.
It focused on The Rocks and around Martin Place. This tour pinpoints key sites where girls and women lived and worked, where they were educated and entertained, and where pioneering activist women held meetings, published journals and sometimes in the process expanded the possibilities for all women’s lives.
Good stuff.

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Another City of Sydney walking tour through a history of Commercial & Retail Sydney

Down Martin Place where the Commonwealth Bank and original MLC building are, through the Grace Hotel which was requisitioned by General MacArthur in WWII, past the AWA Tower – “Sydney’s Eiffel Tower”, the beautiful Dymocks Building, State Theatre, Arthouse Hotel, Tattersall’s Building and more.

 

Another City of Sydney walk History Walk – Customs House to Millers Point

We went, for the first time, to Observatory Hill Park and went through the observatory. Was great. And free! Site of Sydney’s first windmill with beautiful views of Sydney to the east and west. We discovered Ferry Lane and The Paddock, had a drink at the Lord Nelson, found a still in use cast iron urinal and discovered the laneway below Lower Fort St.

 

We did a walk that City of Sydney council put together, one that takes you down old hidden laneways.

While nothing like Melbourne’s fabulous laneways, there’s still plenty of interest in Sydney.

Bulletin Place, where the Basement venue is, Reiby Place (as in Mary), Palings (music) Place, Angel Place, the Tank Stream.

Lots to see and learn.