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Rediscovering our Harbour Gems by Gary Cook

Event Information

  • 10 May 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Free & Open to all.

Sydney Harbour sites

Join Gary Cook as he shares historic and current photos and the colourful and little known tales of eight former military, colonial and convict sites around Sydney Harbour, from the life of a convict on Cockatoo Island to the role North Fort fortifications played in defending Sydney during WWII.

Learn about the future of these Harbour gems, including Snapper Island, Former Marine Biological Station, Macquarie Lighthouse, Woolwich Dock and Parklands, and Former HMAS Platypus, some of which have been hidden away for years.

Garry will reveal how Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is weaving these sites back into the life of Sydney and how you can now enjoy them through tours, events, day visits or even by staying overnight.

No Bookings Required