Sunday, 17 July 2011

Goat Island

Goat Island is located in Sydney Harbour, at the junction of Darling Harbour and close to the suburb of Balmain East. The island has been has served as a sandstone quarry, convict stockade, explosives store, police station, fire station, boatyard and film set. This view is from Ballast Point at Birchgrove. The Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen in the background, behind the island. It was known as Memill by indigenous people and there is considerable debate about how the name Goat Island was derived. One interpretation is that early settlers thought, if viewed from the air, it may appear to look like a goat.

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful shot! I like the viw of the bridge from her.

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  2. Splendid shot of a wonderfu bridge!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice and happy weekend****

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  3. You've captured it beautifully here - great shot! Have a nice day Jim!

    PS: Are those people at the top and on the side of the bridge? Scary! :S

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  4. I have never been to Goat Island. Great shot Jim.

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  5. I have toured Goat Island a number of times now. The views back to the city are to die for!!

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  6. Julie and Mark, I've never been on the island itself either. Something I need to do.

    Montreal Photo Daily, yes they are. Climbing the bridge is a very popular tourist attraction.

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  7. I just love that you can see the bridge from so many viewpoints Jim, it's got to be up there as one of the best bridges in the world I'd say!

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  8. A serene end-of-day shot with the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

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  9. That is one solid looking bridge. It's built to last a long time.

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  10. that island has quite a varied past. did goats ever live there, I wonder?

    nice view of the bridge, too.

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  11. Always nice to look at this bridge. Goat Island seems like a great spot.

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  12. Lesley, there is considerable debate about how the name "Goat Island" was derived with one interpretation that, early settlers thought that if viewed from the air, it may appear to look like a goat. I'll add it to the post.

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