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THE ROCKS is the site of the first European settlement in Australia with the arrival of the First Fleet of Convicts in 1788. Today its old buildings still reflect some of that heritage.

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COCKATOO ISLAND is the largest island in Sydney Harbour with lots of heritage buildings. It was first used as a prison in the mid 19th century, and then for shipbuilding activities in 1930s-1940s.

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The MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE at Vaucluse is Australia's oldest lighthouse. It was originally designed by convict architect Francis Greenway and was built in 1818. Governor Macquarie was so pleased with the lighthouse that he granted Greenway a pardon for his work. You can explore the 'insides' of this lighthouse by joining a guided tour available every two months.

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Spend a day at COAL LOADER, a Centre for Sustainability at Waverton. Have a pleasant picnic with water views, pick up tips on sustainability & check out the heritage industrial & Aboriginal remnants of the area!

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The historic cottage ROCKEND at Gladesville is a beautiful sandstone building which was built in the 1830s. The cottage was also where A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson came to live with his grandmother in 1874 to further his studies at Sydney Grammer School in the city.  The cottage is now converted to Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant where you can enjoy fine dining with fantastic water views.

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The KOKODA TRACK MEMORIAL WALKWAY at Rhodes is a memorial to all veterans who served in WWII and especially to those who served in the Papua-New Guinea campaign from 1942 to 1943. The walk features a memorial centrepiece, interpretive stations & a rose garden.

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Explore colonial history at the stately VAUCLUSE HOUSE - check out each and every one of the rooms full of living history, admire the elegant furnishings/furniture + enjoy a lovely walk at the beautiful Pleasure Garden!

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CHOWDER BAY at Mosman is a former naval base with restored historic buildings. It was so named because whalers used to make 'chowder' from the bay's abundant seafood.

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The SUSANNAH PLACE MUSEUM (The Rocks) is a terrace of 4 houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844. For nearly 150 years, these small houses with tiny backyards, basement kitchens, outdoor laundry & toilets were home to more than 100 families. Today, these houses have been converted into a living museum and are only accessible by guided tour. Join the tour & listen to many fascinating stories of the people who lived in the houses  + visit a re-created 1915 corner shop with old-fashioned…

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If you are fascinated by dark stories of crime, the JUSTICE & POLICE MUSEUM (Circular Quay) is a must-visit. At the museum, you can explore stories/photos of many criminals from Sydney's shadowy past. The B&W photo exhibitions are compelling but be aware that some of the photos are fairly graphic and may be a little disturbing to some. Also worth checking out are the display of confiscated criminal weapons, Cell room, Charge room & Police Court with a prisoner's dock.

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The ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM was founded in 1813 by Richard Rouse and by the late 1900s, six generations of families have already lived in the house. Today, the site still features original objects which give us an insight into the colonial history of the local area when Rouse Hill House was the hub of social activity.

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BERRY ISLAND, Wollstonecraft is a lovely place for family picnics & gatherings – it has stunning harbour views, open lawns for ball games, nice playground and the Gadyan Track Walk which still has evidence of Aboriginal history like axe grinding and Aboriginal markings.

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NEWINGTON ARMORY in Sydney Olympic Park was formerly the Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot  which was used to store volatile ammunition including depth charges, torpedoes and explosive shells. It has over 100 heritage buildings set amidst the 52 hectare landscape.

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The FAIRFIELD CITY MUSEUM & GALLERY is a social history museum about the culture and heritage of the Fairfield City district. It tells the history of Fairfield through old objects, photographs and stories. The highlight feature is the Vintage Village which recreates an 1880 to early 1900 village atmosphere with a schoolhouse, cottage, printery, blacksmith store and general store.

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