So many layers of history: a walking tour of Chippendale
Join award winning historian and local resident Dr Ian Hoskins on a walk around one of Sydney's oldest suburbs, where a Pugin-inspired church, early-Victorian terraces and remnants of the once dominant Tooths Brewery survive with the best in contemporary architecture, art galleries and eateries.
While it has been undergoing gentrification for a decade, Chippendale escaped wholesale redevelopment in the 20th century so that it stands as one of Sydney’s most interesting, multi-layered precincts.
Your guide Dr Ian Hoskins is an awarded author, and an expert in Sydney’s architectural history with 20 year’s experience leading walking tours and will bring pictures and maps.
Gadigal people were likely attracted by wetlands and creeks, and the availability of water led to the location of Australia’s first commercial nursery and early industry. With that came pollution. Discover some of the city’s earliest dwellings and most notorious slums, an 1850s Pugin-inspired church, one of the largest public schools in the colony, the restored remnants of massive Tooths Brewery and one of Australia’s first public housing development, the beautiful Strickland Building, opened in 1914.
A maximum of 10 walkers will ensure an intimate and high quality experience.