Thursday, 28 January 2010

Woolloomooloo, wharf

The Wolloomooloo Wharf, also known as the Finger Wharf, was originally completed in 1915. Situated in Wolloomooloo Bay, it was a working wharf until the 1970s when container ports and airports reduced the need for wharves. In the 1990s it was redeveloped into a hotel, apartments, restaurants and a marina. Additional apartments built at the end of the wharf are some of the most expensive in Sydney. The name Woolloomooloo was adopted from an old homestead located here but there is some dispute about which Aboriginal word the name was derived from, Wallamullah meaning 'place of plenty' or Wallabahmullah meaning a 'young black kangaroo'.
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10 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful wander to take, Jim. Along and through the wharf itself. Although highly renovated there are still touches of the working class people who used to work there in the 30s and 40s.

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  2. Intersting angle, where did you take it from? Looks like you were on the water.

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  3. What a wonderful name that is. Wonder about its routes. Please have a nice Thursday.

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  4. Ann, these and yesterday's photos were taken on the pathway towards Mrs Macquaries Point. I'll have a few more photos from my walk around here in the next few days.

    Robert, Woolloomooloo is derived from an Aboriginal word but there is some dispute about whether it comes from 'Wallamullah' meaning 'place of plenty' or 'Wallabahmullah' meaning a young black kangaroo.

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  5. I like the name of this place, even if I do have trouble pronouncing it!

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