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Customs House is a heritage-listed customs house at 427 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Charles H McLay and built from 1886 to 1889 at a cost of £38,346 by John Petrie & Son. It was originally used for the collection of customs duty and was opened in 1889, when Queensland was a British colony, replacing the original Customs House located at Petrie Bight. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 7 February 2005.The collection of custom duties on imported products was particularly important to Queensland where the manufacturing sector was slow to develop. Wikipedia
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Convicts and The Rocks: Sydney's Walking Tour Led by Historian
Expect fascinating history, delivered with energy and insight on a walking exploration of Sydney's colonial birthplace: The Rocks. Together your group will uncover the scallywag stories of convicts, soldiers, sailors, rum & rebellions. This tour is led by vibrant historians who share their passion for the past through great storytelling, visual imagery and extensive research. Before reaching the narrow alleyways & hidden ruins of The Rocks district, you’ll enter inside Sydney’s historical Customs House & discover the colonial relics at Macquarie Place. In The Rocks your guide will bring to life the convicts, craftsmen & cut-throats littered throughout its early history. You'll also venture below street level to discover a sandstone cellar connected to Sydney's gold-rush era. After getting lost in the area's rich history this tour finishes at an historic local Pub. This is a unique opportunity to soak in the stories you've shared over a refreshing drink with your guide and group.
Melbourne City Twilight Kayak Tour
• This tour is really 2 tours in one, as you start off in daylight and then you end in the dark. Therefore you see Melbourne at different light stages - before sunset, sunset and then you observe the "Fireballs" at the crown casino after dark. Take in views of Melbourne's skyline while paddling past restaurants, old ships, the former port area and new port. • This is a unique experience with easy paddling and a slow pace to take in the views. • Historical commentary on the old docks area is provided along the way with talks about the former Customs House, turning basin, historical ships, former waterfall and "Mission for Seamen" head quarters. • There is a rest stop, half way through the tour, to stretch your legs and have a snack and a drink. • The tour is 2.5 hours duration. • Twilight sessions (5, 6 or 7pm, depending on light) are available. • Photos emailed after the event.