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What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 159 years ago

James Waugh’s discerning descriptions provide a glimpse of Sydney life in 1861. Here are our favourite must-see sites from the city’s past.

The Stranger’s Guide: Sydney 1861 has won a National Trust Heritage Award in the Heritage Events, Exhibitions and Tours category for 2020.

The judges said “This tour takes the Sydney Culture Walks app to the next level, resulting in an absorbing and thought-provoking experience.”