Ye Olde Travel Guide: Sydney 1848

Stephen Dando-Collins offers the inside story on a city whose usual visitors arrive in chains and stay from seven years to life

A 19th century lithograph showing the town of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (Florilegius/SSPL/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the September 2012 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Despite lurid reports of Sydney in the London press, European travellers are increasingly praising the unexpected charms of this beautifully situated harbour city.

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