100 George St

100 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Stories for 100 George St

  • 2013

     

    From Shackles to Suntans

    From Shackles to Suntans

    Where once sick and shackled convicts disembarked, The Rocks will soon see a million tourists arriving each year.

  • 1895

     

    A Safe Haven for Sailors

    A Safe Haven for Sailors

    Throughout Sydney the abundance of booze and prostitutes proved far too tempting to resist. With the morals of most seamen seeming to remain on the ship, it is surprising to stumble upon a church in the midst of such debauchery.

  • 1825

     

    The Inglorious John Piper

    The Inglorious John Piper

    John Piper, Sydney's Naval Officer, was the first customs officer, processing convict and migrant arrivals and collecting tariffs and a leading force in kick-starting Australia's early economy.

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