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Stretching from the Overseas Passenger Terminal on West Circular Quay to the Sydney Opera House forecourt on East Circular Quay, the Sydney Writers Walk is a path lined with a series of 60 metal plaques dedicated to authors who have spent time in Australia at some point of time in their lives.
Stretching from the Overseas Passenger Terminal on West Circular Quay to the Sydney Opera House forecourt on East Circular Quay, the Sydney Writers Walk is a path lined with a series of 60 metal plaques dedicated to authors who have spent time in Australia at some point of time in their lives. This includes Australian authors such as Peter Carey, Mary Gilmore, Germaine Greer, Barry Humphries, Henry Lawson, Thomas Keneally, and Kylie Tennant, as well as international writers such as Mark Twain, Umberto Eco, Rudyard Kipling, and Germaine Greer. The plaques feature an excerpt of the author's writing as well as a brief biography mentioning their careers.
Dating back to 1816, Cadmans Cottage is one of the oldest residential buildings in Sydney
Housed in a restored mid-19thcentury sandstone warehouse, The Rocks Discovery Museum tells the story of The Rocks area of Sydney from the pre-European era when it was known as Warrane to the present day
Gannon House in the Rocks is an art gallery dedicated to works by renowned as well as upcoming indigenous artists such as Gloria Petyarre, Jeannie Pwerle, and Charlie Tjapangarti
The Rocks is a historical point of interest in Sydney, being the site of the first penal settlement of Captain James Cook's convicts from Great Britain in 1788 AD
The Hickson Road Reserve in The Rocks is a popular filming spot for its picture-perfect backdrop of palm trees, and extensive views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge
Officially known as the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Garrison Church was built in 1840-'44 as the first military church in colonial Australia
Forming the northern edge of Sydney's central business district, Circular Quay is the main ferry terminal in the city with connections to the Taronga Zoo, Manly, Cockatoo Island, Watsons Bay, and other major attractions
The historic Customs House was built in 1844-'45 to control maritime trade and the influx of people into Sydney