Sydney’s Hard-working Harbour: a history

Demolished Sydney Talks

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Past Event
In this thought-provoking talk, our panel of experts take you on a journey through the history of Sydney Harbour, exploring its ever-changing face – from its bushland beginnings, its foreshores strewn with oyster shells discarded after meals by generations of Eora people, to today’s bustling tourist destination.

One of the most famous and beautiful natural harbours in the world, Sydney Harbour has shaped and been shaped by the changing needs of fortifications and maritime industry, real estate, tourism and leisure. Be guided through the harbour’s story, from the economic and political forces that have contributed to its transformations to the spectacular natural beauty that has fascinated and captured the hearts of artists, tourists and residents alike.


Bookings essential

Limited tickets will be available for purchase at the museum on the day. 

Individual talk price:
General $40
Concession $35
Members $30

Series ticket price (all five talks):
General $160
Concession $140
Member $120

When & Where

Sunday 19 February 2017 3PM–4.30PM

Museum of Sydney

Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
Museum: 02 9251 5988
The Governors Table: 02 9241 1788