The Cryptic Clue Walking Tour of Surry Hills

A Historical Walking Tour with Amanda Hampson

Explore the old garment district with the author of The Cryptic Clue: A Tea Ladies Mystery, and true crime historian, Elliot Lindsay.

When Singer Sewing machines hummed in Surry Hills

On this not-so-typical walking tour, you will meander through alleys and winding lanes, exploring the colourful history of the Surry Hills garment district. Based on the research that inspired the best-selling novel series by Amanda Hampson, The Tea Ladies. You will discover the origins of the garment district, and how it operated. Furthermore, you will also investigate the gangs, criminals and crimes committed in the area when Surry Hills once buzzed with the sound of Singer sewing machines and when the Sydney retail scene was dominated by department stores.

The tour follows the Sydney Mechanics School of the Arts: Amanda Hampson in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé in collaboration with BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.

About the Tour

General Admission$35.00

Tuesday 9th of April at 3pm.

The tour starts at Central Railway Station, Chalmers Street (Elizabeth Street) Exit 4 at 2:50pm for a 3pm start.

It finishes at the historical Shakespeare Hotel, the former local of the crime queen Kate Leigh, opposite the Surry Hills light rail station.

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