Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Garden Island, dockyard

Garden Island is located in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. This view is across Woolloomooloo Bay from Mrs Macquarie's Point at The Domain. The island has supported naval activities since 1788 and was originally used as a garden bed to grow food for ship crews. The land between Potts Point and Garden Island was reclaimed to expand the site for engineering facilities. It is a major marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia. This precinct features a number of heritage buildings which were built in the 1880s and 1890s.

12 comments:

  1. I had been interested in Pasteur's ongoing work in Sydney, on Rodd Island. So I am assuming that Garden Island and Rodd Island are quite separate. Using Garden Island to grow food for ship crews must have made the sight green and gorgeous,

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    1. I'm not familiar with what Rodd Island was used for but it's quite a distance from Garden Island.

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  2. Nice focus on those historic buildings. That is the best walk in Sydney!

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    1. Great to see your similar shot posted on the same day. :)

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  3. Interesting post.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely contribution to SWF, great strong blue!

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  5. Nice weather you have! Good documentation of the dockyard.

    Have a good weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  6. Interesting post! Have a nice weekend!

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  7. Business-like gathering of buildings and not a shred of green to be seen. I have always been amazed that the name Garden Island has been retained.

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  8. I like wandering in a dockyard. And this dockyard seems to me is fancy. ^_^

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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