Delivered on site at Reynolds’ Cottage, this talk will explore the relationship between neighbours, Francis Greenway and William Reynolds. Reynolds’ Cottages are a row of sandstone cottages in the heart of The Rocks, built by convicts in 1829, not long before the transformation of Sydney from penal colony to global city. Emancipated convicts exploited a brief window of opportunity created by vague land grants kept by a corrupt bureaucracy. The jostling and squabbling between Reynolds and Greenway over legitimacy and boundaries convey the audacity of land grabs and the obsession with waterfront inner city properties that linger to this day.

When: Sunday 11 September 2016, 11:00am-1:30pm
Where: Reynolds’ Cottage, 28 Harrington Street, The Rocks
Cost: Free – book online.
Contact: melzeb@yahoo.com or 0415 307 342
Presented by Melissa Holmes.

Image: Reynold’s Cottage, courtesy City of Sydney Historical Society.


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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