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Convicts & Colonials Tour - iCity Kiosk Tours

Convicts & Colonials Tour - iCity Kiosk Tours

Although the Swan River Colony was established as a free settlement in 1829, convict transportation was introduced in 1850 to answer the demand for a cheap and plentiful supply of labour for the small population.

The introduction of these reluctant immigrants caused much debate and controversy amongst the residents, who feared that their free colony would be forever tainted by the convict class. Whilst convict transport lasted only 18 years, the legacy of this period is embedded in the streets of the city and the folklore of the State.

Join us for a guided walking tour of some of Perth's most iconic buildings, built by the convicts. The tour includes the Perth Town Hall, Government House, the Old Court House Law Museum, the Supreme Court, St Mary’s Cathedral, and many more!

Event Details: Suitable for General Audiences, Free Admission - Bookings Required, Wheelchair Accessible, State Registered Site

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    Event Showings

    5, 12, 19 and 26 Apr | 10:15am - 11:45am

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    Free Ticketed event

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    iCity Kiosk, Murray St Mall

    Perth WA 6000

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    Wheelchair access