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Historic Houses Association of Australia

History High Tales: As The Tourists Arrived

When

Tuesday 15 June from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $55.00

Think Sydney tourism started in the 20th Century – think again! 

It wasn’t just Europe and the Grand Tour that was all the rage – tourists were sailing and steaming into Sydney harbour to sight-see – to visit the Garden Palace, the waxworks on Pitt Street, the Turkish baths on Bligh Street, enjoy sailing regattas and indulge at the drinking saloons and ‘groggeries of every description’ scattered around the Rocks and throughout the City. 

Join historyteller Max Burns-McRuvie on a journey into the back streets of Sydney in the 1860s-80s revealing the impressions, sensations and pleasures encountered by these new Sydney tourists.

Hear music with an exciting international flair from the Wayruro Trio - a South American band inspired by funk Afro Latino jazz grooves. The group comprises of Peruvian composer and guitarist Jorge Aparicio 'aka' Fito, with Daniel Meillan from Chile on bass and Australian Luke Dixon on drums. 

To put you in the 'tourist' mood, enjoy the beats best served over your welcome complimentary cocktail.

This event received a City of Sydney CBD activation grant.

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Venue has a Covid safety plan

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