The Rocks who?

November 1, 2010

Cambridge street the rocks 1850s
In Sydney’s early days, when the colony was young, it’s inhabitants were a mix of merchants, convicts and free settlers.  There was little law and order and rival gangs struggled for power. In the late 1800’s, Sydney was ruled by a gang called The Rocks Push. A motley crew of men who took great pride in their dress, they were immediately recognisable as they strutted the streets of the beaches by day and the back alleys of the ports by night. They were well known for being the best dressed baddies in town.