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Reynolds’ Cottages are a row of sandstone cottages in the heart of Sydney’s The Rocks, built in 1829 by convicts alongside a working port and in the shadow of a burgeoning city. The story of its occupants and the neighbourhood reflects the history of The Rocks and Sydney as it transformed from a penal colony to a global city.

From a community of Irish Catholic emancipists, demographic shifts include the immigration boom of goldrush era, overcrowded slums, public housing and heritage tourist precinct. Delivered on site at Reynolds’ Cottages, this presentation will utilise the cottages themselves to provide insight into the people who lived there, how they lived and how they co-existed as neighbours.

When: Sunday 4 September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Reynolds’ Cottages, 28 Harrington Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
Cost: Free – SOLD OUT (waiting list available at link below)
Contact: 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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