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143a George Street
The Russell Hotel was built in 1887 on the site of what was once a "Moveable Hospital for His Majesty's Distant Possessions" (circa 1790).
Access from Globe Street, off George Street
The walkway was created in 1979 to honour the nurses who worked in the hospitals set up in The Rocks in the late 18th century and early 19th century. The site of the colony's first bakehouse can be found here. Small shops and cafes are scattered along the walk.
137 George Street
Australia's oldest pub, built in 1828 by convict Samuel Terry who went on to amass great wealth in the colony.
127 George Street
Rare Art Noveau tiles on the outside of the building mark this historic hotel, which was named after the Mercantile Rowing Club.
A narrow passageway, originally known as Cornwall Lane, at the end of Nurses Walk and near a sandstone quarry. At one point it was an open sewer, hence the nickname "Sewers Canal". It was later filled in but for most of the 18th century was the haunt of prostitues and gangsters.
These cottages are probably the earliest remaining buildings in The Rocks.
45-47 Argyle Street
A house built around 1838, which featured a workshop at the rear from which Michael Unwin carried out his carpentry, joinery and coffin-making business.
(1816)110 George Street
One of the oldest surviving buildings in Australia, it was built as a barracks to accommodate the coxswain and crew of the Governor's boats.
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106 George Street
The Rocks was originally known as a brothels district and this building was set up to provide board and lodgings for sailors, rather than have them go to the brothels. Interestingly, the building was host to sailors until the 1970s.
104 George Street
This is the old Coroners Court, which once incorporated the city morgue. The morgue was below the court on Circular Quay West.
100 George Street
The neoclassical Mariners Church, a sandstone building, is historically significant because it was the first construction site in Sydney to allow stone masons to reduce their working day from 12 to 8 hours.
1 Hickson Road
The Australasian Steam Navigation Co Building, with its distinctive Flemish gables and bell tower, has long been regarded as a significant Sydney landmark.
27 Circular Quay West
Originally a private wharf with gabled storehouses and sandstone bays built to house tea, sugar, cloth and liquor imported from the Far Fast. Now the Waterfront Restaurant.
43 George Street
The only remaining Georgian townhouse of its kind in The Rocks district that exhibits many aspects of the Greek Revival style.
Sydney's shortest street.
This hill was a desirable residential area in the 1820s, where the wealthy built their homes to overlook the harbour. It was named after Ebenezer Bunker, captain of the first whaling expedition from Sydney Cove.
15-31 Playfair Street
Worker's dwellings. In the 1880s they were known as Tara Terrace.
This park contains the remnants of houses constructed on the cliff face in the 1870s.
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The remains of an early cottage built for stevedore William Samson, which was partially demolished in the 1920s.
77 George Street
Now a geological and mining museum but the first two storeys were in fact built as a power station, in 1902. Strangely, by the time it was built, technological advances had made it redundant. The chimney has never been used.
2-6 Kendall Lane
A three-storey sandstone construction built as a storehouse and stables.
77-85 George Street
Stores built by merchant Frederick Unwick.
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89 George Street
Operated as a public house since 1851 and originally known as the Marine Hotel.
Named after Francis Greenway, a prominent colonial architect.
Situated at the rear of Reynold's Cottage, this coutyard once contained a well and bakehouse.
Warehouses built in the 1800s and early 1900s.
100 Cumberland Street
Hotel with interesting features, including a slit-level bar, etched signage and pressed metal ceilings.
One of Sydney's greatest engineering feats, the Argyle Cut involved slicing through the sandstone ridge of The Rocks to connect Darling Harbour and Millers Point with Sydney Cove.
These stairs, at the Argyle Cut, take you up to Cumberland Street where there is a second set of stairs that allow you to access the Sydney harbour Bridge pedestrian pathway. You can use the walkway to walk across the bridge, and then go down a further set of stairs to the Millers Point Ferry Stop, where you can catch a ferry back to Circular Quay.
The Sydney Observatory is located on top of Observatory Hill at the back of The Rocks. The parkland around the observatory offers sweeping views of the back harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Popular outdoor spot for wedding ceremonies due to the spectacular backdrop of the bridge and harbour.
103-111 Gloucester Street
JobbinsTerrace is of NSW state significance for its ability to demonstrate domestic life in The Rocks from pre-1830 to the present.