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Historical Walks

Learn more about the buildings, people and past of our beautiful historic city with one of WEA's Historical Walks. A chance for some fresh air and gentle exercise too!

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Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and Federation period, where the city we know today really took shape. Between 1850 and 1900 the population of Sydney increased eight-fold, and became, for a time, the 15th biggest city in the world. This tour covers some of the most beautiful... [More]

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River History Walk: Emu Plains & Nepean River

The walk at Emu Plains is mostly beside the beautiful Nepean river where there is a sense of pre-1788 flora and fauna. First settlers, the Darug, and second settlers, the British, had to learn about the power and bounty of the river, Dyarubbin. What did the English elite see when they first voyaged the river? How high have the many floods reached?... [More]

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River History Walk: Windsor & Hawkesbury River

This walk takes us around Windsor which was first settled by the British in 1795, beside the bountiful Hawkesbury. Dyarubbin - as the river was called by the Darug people - has choke points which create monster floods. We will explore the cooperation and conflict between First and Second settlers. Windsor has preserved its history with the... [More]

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