Where women marched
This tour takes you through the city spaceswhere women from Sydney’s past
lived, worked, were educated and entertained.
Where pioneering activist women held meetings, published journals
and in the process expanded the possibilities for all women’s lives.
Sydney Hospital was the first hospital in Australia to employ female nurses on the Nightingale model. Lucy Osburn, the Superintendent here in 1868-1884 (from 1868 to 1884), laid the foundations of modern nursing in Australia.
Millicent Preston Stanley
The first woman elected to the NSW Parliament in 1925. Millicent Preston Stanley had a lifelong interest in women’s rights and political participation and was known for her cutting turn of phrase.
One of the city’s earliest entrepreneurs, Mary Reiby, was a convict who became a highly successful businesswoman. In 1817, her house on Macquarie Place became the first premises of Australia’s first bank, the Bank of NSW.
Sydney Culture Walks
- Barani Redfern
- Barani Sydney Cove / Warrane
- Centre Chinatown to Circular Quay
- Colony Customs House to Millers Point
- Eclectic Pyrmont to Glebe
- Gritty Newtown
- Hidden Sydney’s Little Laneways
- Homage Kings Cross to Hyde Park
- Modern Martin Place to Circular Quay
- Parade Oxford Street
- Passion Sydney’s wild side
- Port Pyrmont
- Remembrance WWI symbols and landmarks
- Sculpture City and Sculpture walk
- Skirting Sydney Hyde Park to Circular Quay
- Walk on Water Sydney’s water features