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Retired from academic publishing and bookselling, I'm writing an indigenous and colonial history of Watsons Bay and conducting guided walks around the city and south head. I have been a volunteer guide at the Australian National Maritime Museum for five years. I have travelled extensively overseas and throughout Australia and New Zealand. I contributed to the SlowTravel site for over 20 years and published extensive travel blogs.

2 Tours of Gavin

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29 Mar 2024 Hockley
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023

Gavin is incredibly knowledgable and passionate about the history and culture of the area. The tour only covers a small area compared to other (cities) we have visited before but there was so much info that it was a great to experience the city and spend the morning

Jens Peter
08 Mar 2024 Skanderborg
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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024

Very nice tour.

Response from Gavin
Hi Jens You were quite right. This was probably the poorest walk I have conducted. The Spanish girls disrupted my usual flow from the outset and then I had a personal issue. I'd had a cancer growth on my chest removed earlier in the week and the wound became infected. It was becoming more painful ad therefore distracting by the time we arrived on the bridge. I cancelled other walks as its still painful and bady infected. I'm sorry that the others turned up as it might have been a normal walk. Yindyamarra Gavin
01 Mar 2024 Gold Coast
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Travelled in group - Feb 2024

I had the pleasure of being guided by Gavin during my recent trip to Sydney, and I can't praise his expertise and enthusiasm enough! Gavin's deep knowledge of Sydney's history and culture truly enriched my experience. His passion for sharing insights and ensuring everyone felt engaged made the tour memorable. I highly recommend Gavin for anyone looking to explore Sydney with a knowledgeable and personable guide.

27 Feb 2024 Napa
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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024

18 Feb 2024 São Paulo
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Travelled alone - Feb 2024

I deeply recommend this walk with Gavin if you are a person like me, who loves history and feels when things are done with purpose. I could see Sydney from other perspectives now, deeply in terms of his history and the important facts alive until nowadays. I was impressed and I loved it. Thanks, Gavin and Sydney!

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