Four Eora Walking Tours and Two Interactive Virtual Tours


Colonial City Circuit Guided Walk

This walk begins and ends at Circular Quay. We pass the Opera House on Benelong Point, walk through the Botanic Gardens, site of the first “Corroboree” witnessed by the Europeans. Walk up past “Government House” to the Mitchell Library and Macquarie Street’s 19th century sandstone building. Through Hyde Park to the Strand Arcade and the Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall. From here we’ll take the light rail back down to Circular Quay. Approx. 2 1/2 Hours

Darling Harbour, Harbour and Watsons Bay Guided Walk

This walk begins at the Sydney Town Hall and ends at Circular Quay. We walk down Market St. to Darling Harbour where we explore “country” that was a major source of seafood for the Dharuga, was turned into a port and the centre of Australia’s Industrial Revolution and now into a tourist precinct.

We take a one hour public ferry trip, from here to Watsons Bay visiting 6 wharves along the way.

At Watsons Bay, we visit The Gap for some of the most stunning views of the city, harbour and ocean. Take time for lunch if you want, before we return to Circular Quay. Approx. 4 Hours

Watsons Bay Heritage Guided Walk

This walk begins and ends at Circular Quay. We take a half hour public ferry trip to Watsons Bay and along the way I will explain the lifestyle and culture of the Dharuga and the early colonials.

At Watsons Bay, which I regard as my spiritual home, I will take you on a walk around the two sides of the fishing village and then out onto South Head. We will return to the wharf for the return trip to Circular Quay. Aprox. 3 1/2 Hours.

Darling Harbour, Harbour and Watsons Bay Heritage Guided Walk

This is the Darling Harbour, Harbour and Watsons Bay tour combined with the Watsons Bay Heritage walk. All day, as long or short as you want.

Darling Harbour, Interactive Reality Tour

This is a Power Point tour available face to to face at your venue or via Zoom. Videos are embeded in the presentation so that you can better experiance the sights and sounds of the city and harbour.

This walk begins at the Sydney Town and we then walk down Market St. to Darling Harbour where we explore “country” that was a major source of seafood for the Dharuga, was turned into a port and the centre of Australia’s Industrial Revolution and now into a tourist precinct.

Approx. 50 minutes.

Watsons Bay Heritage Reality Tour

This is a Power Point tour available face to to face at your venue or via Zoom. Videos are embeded in the presentation so that you can better experiance the sights and sounds of the city and harbour.

At Watsons Bay, which I regard as my spiritual home, I will take you on a walk around the two sides of the fishing vilage and then out onto South Head. We will explore the history of the Birrabirragal people and the European settlers and their families who formed a tight community that existed from 1788 to the 1960s. Aprox. 50 minutes.

Sydney Harbour Reality Tour

This is a Power Point tour available face to to face at your venue or via Zoom. Videos are embeded in the presentation so that you can better experiance the sights and sounds of the city and harbour.

We catch a ferry from Pyremont to Watsons Bay. As we travel to Watsons Bay, we explore the relationships between the Eora people and the early colonists. We talk about the Eora peoples society, ciulture and daily lifestyle and the early days of interacting with the colonists. We also talk about some of the officers and convicts, simply because they were remarkable people.

“The Eora: The People of Sydney Harbour Prior to 1788: Their Society and Culture” A Live Power Point or Online Zoom Presentation

Prior to the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, there were some 1,000 people of the seven Eora Clans, living around the harbour. 

These people were Saltwater People, and they spent a large part of their lives on or beside the water. 

This presentation is about their society and culture:  It is about “The Dreaming”, the creation of country and the laws laid down by Baiame, the creation god or “sky father”.

It is about the seven clans and their relationships with each other and the other 22 clans of the Dharawal nation.  They had a 30,000+ years culture, and had forged a strong society that was in harmony with “country”.

We will look at their lives from birth to marriage and death; their making of nowies (canoes); fishing gear; weapons; clothing and shelters;  their initiation and justice ceremonies;  their food and drink;  their education practices;  their music and song;  their healing practices;  their arts and their games.

Immigration to the Australian Colonies 1840 to 1900. A Live Power Point or Online Zoom Presentation

Between 1788 and 1868, about 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain and Ireland to various penal colonies in Australia.

Between 1793 and 1850 nearly 200,000 free settlers and assisted immigrants chose to migrate to Australia to start a new life. The majority were English agricultural workers or domestic servants who outnumbered the Irish and Scottish migrants.

Between 1850 and 1900, approx. 600,000 immigrated, the majority were from Britain and Ireland, 60,000 came from Continental Europe (primarily from Germany), 42,000 from China, 10,000 from the United States and just over 5,000 from New Zealand and the South Pacific.

We are going to look back in time to 10 people who arrived in the Australian colonies between 1840 and 1900:

An Australian, an English coachbuilder & metalworker, a Scottish dressmaker, an English gentleman, an English lady, an Irish/Scottish couple, a Chinese man, an English Gentleman, a German family and an English gentlewoman..

For those who left a diary or journal, I will use their own words, as they best capture their experience and the times in which they traveled.  For the others, I am using newspaper reports and descriptions recorded in various books published at the time.

QVB and Town Hall, Darling Harbour and Harbour Intereactive Virtual Tour presented on Zoom

This consists of two 40 minute “tours”, with a 5 minute break between them. Beginning at the Sydney Town Hall, you will see videos, photographs and other images of this current and historic sandstone precinct. Here we will talk about the 65,000+ year history and culture of this continent and Dharug country. We will then walk down Market St. to Tumbalong (Darling Harbour) the site of indigenous shellfishing grounds and the birth of the industrial revolution in Australia. On to Pyrmont wharf to board a ferry for a cruise down the harbour, exploring its indigenous and colonial past. Lots of videos, photographs and images along the way to Watsons Bay. Lots of tales, including Dharug Dreaming stories, that as an oral tradition of 10,000+ years are a match for modern geological stories.


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