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  • About GlobeVista : GlobeVista is an online media company specialising in "New Media" applications, including the capture and deliver of online images, video, content and research over the internet.

  • Argyle Cut - Blast It !: The Argyle Cut was just another horror job for the convicts in Sydney's The Rock district

  • Argyle Stores - The bond stores housed merchandise such as tea, spirits, cloth and sugar and was the hub of Sydney's commercial and maritime operations during the 1800's.

  • Australian Steam Navigation Company - The ASN Building (Australian Steam Navigation Company Building) or Ordnance Bond Stores are located on Hickson Road at The Rocks in Sydney.

  • Bare Island - The concrete fort on Bare Island was built between 1881-1885 to guard against foreign invasion and possible attacks on the colony's water supply

  • Barrack Tower - The Barrack Tower in La Perouse is believed to be the oldest customs house in Australia.

  • Bond Stores - The Rocks became the area for merchants and warehouses and these warehouses were known as Bond Stores.

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  • Bubonic Plague in Sydney - In 1900 the water front areas of Sydney were hit with the bubonic plague, claiming 103 victims.

  • Cadman's Cottage - Cadman's Cottage, the old boathouse, is Sydney's oldest surviving house

  • Captain Collet Barker - Captain Collet Barker climbed a large sand dune, took some bearings, waved to his party and dissappeared forever.

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  • Church of St James - Designed by an Ex- Convict, Francis Greenaway, the Church of St James is Sydney's oldest surviving church building

  • Darling Harbour - Darling Harbour became the Australia's industrial hub during the 1800's but container shipping destroyed its commercial viability and it fell into ruins.

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  • Convicts Behaving Badly: The first Europeans in Australia used the island, Fort Denison, as a place of punishment for convicts. The Martello Tower was one of the last to be built in the world.

  • Fortune of War Hotel - The Fortune of War Hotel at The Rocks claims to hold the longest continuous liquor licence in Sydney

  • Garden Palace - Great balls of fire, The Garden Palace was the grandest building in Australia until it went up in smoke three years after being completed.

  • Garrison Church - The Garrison Church was the first official military church where the Red Coats were regular participants of morning prayers

  • George Street North Police Station - The George Street police station was designed by colonial architect James Barnet and operated from 1882 to 1974.

  • Hero of Waterloo - One of the oldest pubs in Sydney, Hero of Waterloo, was rumored to have doubled as a rum smuggling business during the mid 1800's.

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  • This Little Piggy : Il Porcellino is a copy of Pietro Tacca's Wild Boar statue

  • James Barnet - In 1865 James Barnet became New South Wales Colonial Architect and was the first architect to install a telephone in a government office

  • La Perous - The French Twist : La Perouse was named in honour of French Navigator Jean- Francois de Galaup de La Perouse

  • La Perouse Memorial - The La Perouse Memorial was erected in honour of missing French naval officer and explorer:

  • Lachlan Macquarie - Governor Macquarie was responsible for the construction of Sydney's first public buildings and was responsible for setting the boundaries of Sydney's grid of streets.

  • Lilyvale - Lilyvale is located on 176 Cumberland Street in Sydney, New South Wales and was built in c.1845 for innkeeper Michael Farrell.

  • Luna Park Sydney - The entrance to Luna Park has become one of Sydney's most recognised icons , featuring a giant face of the moon

  • Macquarie Street Sydney - Macquarie Street has been and always will be the centre of ceremony, society and culture in Sydney.

  • Martello Towers : Featuring wooden nails, the Martello Tower became popular after British military were impressed with the defense design capabilities they witnessed off the island of Corsica in 1794.

  • Mary MacKillop is Australia's first and only Saint.

  • Matthew Flinders - Explorer , Mapmaker, Spy ? : Matthew Flinders was the first person to circumnavigate the Australian Continent (New Holland) in the ship 'Investigator', in 1802.

  • Metcalfe Bond Stores - The Metcalfe Bond Stores in Sydney became part of The Rocks landscape, with Upward & Co transforming it from orchard to quarry to warehouses.

  • Milsons Point - Ferry Tale : Milsons Point was originally run by harbour waterman, Billy Blue, from 1817-1834

  • North Sydney Olympic Pool - Believe it or not the "State-of-the-Art"North Sydney Olympic Pool was orginally filled with water pumped in from the harbour

  • Nurse's Walk - In Sickness And In Health the Nurse's Walk was named in honour of the nurses that worked the hard shifts at the colony's first makeshift hospital in Sydney.

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  • Rock Push - The Rock Push were a notorious gang which haunted The Rocks during the late 1800's.

  • Sir Joseph Banks - Sir Joseph Banks was born in England in 1743 and became a well known explorer and botanist in Australia.

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  • Suburb of North Sydney - What no shopping !: The suburb of North Sydney is the second largest concentration of office buildings in New South Wales

  • Sydney - Sydney also known as the Harbour City is Australia's oldest and largest City

  • Sydney General Post Office - More than meets the eyes, the Sydney General Post Office is steeped in controversy

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - Old Coat Hanger, Sydney Harbour Bridge, is the world's largest steel arch bridge but not the longest !

  • Sydney Opera House - Australia's Greatest Icon, the Sydney Opera House, was nineteen years in the making and cost the tax payers millions.

  • Sydney Vista - A comprehensive look at the suburbs of Sydney's metropolitan area uncovering interesting facts and history

  • The Rocks - In the early years The Rocks in Sydney was notorious for gangs, thugs and the bubonic plague.

  • Woodblock Paving George Street - George Street in The Rocks was the first road made by settlers and in 1880's woodblocks were selected to pave the road to reduced noise, looked attractive, minimised dust and make cleaning easy.