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Mysteries and Merchants of old Millers Point - History Tour

Where
19 Kent St
The Rocks NSW 2000
Australia
Meet at The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
When

Friday 10 May from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost

Adult: $55Concession: $50

Make your way through the murky maritime village of old Millers Point on a historian-led walk that uncovers the fascinating locals, legends and layout of this history drenched hub. This tour will visit convict built pubs, hidden laneways, colonial mansions, shipping wharves and views of the harbour.

This event will connect you to the stories, structures and secrets of Millers Point over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Your historian guide will animate the curious characters that once called this place home such as Jack 'The Miller' Leighton, an ex-convict who operated three windmills on 'the point' until he was mysteriously found dead beside of them in the 1820s . Other local legends include rum-smuggling tunnels, unsolved murders and the criminal code of a cut-throat street gang known as The Millers Point Mob.

Millers Point is loaded with the charm of Sydney's maritime past. It has witnessed great changes, both culturally and architecturally over its long and chequered history. Through vivid storytelling, historic imagery and hidden artefacts, we will connect with this past and rediscover the important role it played as a centre of shipping and trade.

  • 2 hour tour

  • Hosted by a Sydney Crime Historian

  • Evening event

  • Easy walking circuit

  • Ends at a historic hotel

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