|The Rocks is the area to which the convicts were assigned when Sydney was founded in 1788. It was steep, rugged, and barren. The convicts were not locked up, neither night, nor day. Being banish-ed to the end of the world was considered punishment enough.|
Today, this area is much sanitised. Not totally bull-dozed, but probably unrecognisable even to folk who lived there in 1900.