Friday 25 November 2016

Cockatoo Island, Sutherland Dock, crane

This crane is on Cockatoo Island which has a long history of ship repair and shipbuilding activities. Sutherland Dock was built with free labour between 1882 and 1890. Nearby Fitzroy Dock was built using convict labour between 1847 and 1857. The shipyard closed in 1992 and the island is now being revitalised as a public attraction on Sydney Harbour.


  1. I had wanted to see Rodd Island because that is where Louis Pasteur's nephew worked, when he lived in Sydney. But I suppose Cockatoo Island is quite a different place. Perhaps there are ferries around Sydney Harbour that could take us tourists around.

    1. Yes, Hels. There are regular ferries to Cockatoo Island.

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    1. The island was originally heavily timbered with red gum forests, frequented by sulphur-crested cockatoos.


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