Unlock the secrets of Customs House
In 1928, customs officials deemed DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover blasphemous, indecent and obscene. So they banned it.
The scarcity of coffee in the new colony led to experiments in roasting local seeds.!
“The frequent state of inebriation of the colony threatens the destruction of health and the ruin of industry!” Governor Hunter
First Fleet convicts would steal anything in exchange for rum and tobacco – including a possum.
During the dead of night, customs officers paced the wharves searching for swindlers smuggling banned products into Sydney
For 150 years, Sydney was the undisputed wool capital of the world.