Credit | St Andrews Cathedral Corner of George and Bathurst Streets by H. Grant Lloyd, 1858 (Dixson Library, State Library of NSW, DL PX 42 f.22)
Have you wondered what a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 158 years ago?
James Waugh’s discerning descriptions provide a glimpse of Sydney life in 1861.
The Stranger’s Guide: Sydney in 1861 is a new walk by the City of Sydney’s history and curatorial team which recreates a tour from the mid-19th century.
More than 150 years ago, James Waugh wrote a travel guide for visitors to our city.
Credit | New Post Office George Street. Sydney, 1846 by F G Lewis and E Winstanley (Dixson Galleries, State Library of NSW, DG SV1A/22)
The Stranger’s Guide to Sydney is filled with insightful and sometimes funny descriptions of local life: “In order for those who have but a short time to spend in town, may have any opportunity of seeing as much of it as possible.”