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Portus Jacksonia

Portus Jacksonia
The Demise of The Working Harbour .
Port Jackson, more familiarly Sydney Harbour is one of the Worlds largest natural harbours and in our view one of the most beautiful. The intrepid Captain Cook in command of the old collier the Endeavour located it following a futile attempt to water the Endeavour in Botany Bay, a tad south.. Used to be part of the early school curriculumn telling about 1770 and such, now given away to Google and online Reuters Screens on the Australian Stock Market ( ASX ). Remember these seven year olds have been on keyboards for half their lives.
The colonisation moved slowly at first as Sydney was used as a deportation center for Old Brits baddies. But as time went on, the fertile country, the natural beauty and the freedom from the Industrial Revolutions choked sky became a draw card as it remains today.
We owe our title to Vincentius who came up with it during a very convivial group of Other Mates celebration of the recent Inaugural Rusticana Lunch at The Oaks Hotel, a location much admired by we photographers over many years.
With Vincentius and the Other Mates assistance we aim to tell of strange craft, ancient and modern fortifications, transport , industrial sites, The Naval Dockyard, houses on the harbour, and there are some wonderful properties here, and lots else. We are well qualified to undertake this major work as many our Other Mates are of nautical bent. Maritimus must be our most experienced yachtsman whilst Te Deus was a Marine Radio Operator for a large chunk of his working life, indeed still communicating by Morse Code to his fellow operators. And Carolinus, although new to our flock, with her husband runs a large motorboat, soon to be replaced by another yacht.( Boat manufacture by an In mate stretches back to 1939AD when he helped construct a vessel made from a sheet of discarded rusty corrugated iron, although sadly not sailed on the harbour but a nearby lagoon).
Certainly last but far from least DRG is a highly qualified Marine Architect, go to :
http://www.pbase.com/galleria_rusticana/galleria__drg in Rusticana and catch up with his Vitae.
World war II came to Sydney Harbour as well and we will pay some attention to this. We feel this is important as OZ was certainly in deep trouble and VERY close to requiring language skills for which we were untrained. Experts as we are in Latin and French these would have been of little use had the Pacific War ended as planned by our enemies. We saw aircraft over Sydney: we saw the results of the submarine torpedo work in our harbour: we saw the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth painted grey and in our Harbour as troopships. The subject of fortification being what it is we have a Galleria in side Portus, drill down to Barbacane. And. While you are about it outside Portus is a specialist gallery on Submarine Mines, do take a look.

And there is night time, and wonderful festivals of light such as New Years eve 2007 to provide the ardent photophobes amongst The Other mates with a hi protein feeding frenzy.

There is much to see around Portus Jacksonia and in addition to our humble works do go to :
http://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/
The Harbour Trust administers many wonderful sites around the harbour, there are location maps and instructions for the walks and even where you may camp on Cockatoo Island.

Welcome to Portus Jacksonia a water front celebration.

Created November 1st 2007.
Garden Island Naval Dockyard was added 30 12 2007.
The Fortifications Gallerea became Barbacane on 08 January 2008
Galleria Regina Maritimus was added 29 February 2008
Galleria Portus Aereoalus kicked off Friday 7th March 2008
Latest update Portus July 2011
Portus Aereoalus
:: Portus Aereoalus ::
Galleria Regina Maritimus
:: Galleria Regina Maritimus ::
Garden Island Naval Dockyard
:: Garden Island Naval Dockyard ::
Barbacane
:: Barbacane ::
Only a Mother Could Love It !
:: Only a Mother Could Love It ! ::
Gaff rigged yacht circa 1930.JPG
Gaff rigged yacht circa 1930.JPG
Queen Mary 2.jpg
Queen Mary 2.jpg
North Head.jpg
North Head.jpg
South Head.jpg
South Head.jpg
P1090476p 600.jpg
P1090476p 600.jpg
P1090477p 600.jpg
P1090477p 600.jpg
RSYS Starter.JPG
RSYS Starter.JPG
On Sydney Harbour.JPG
On Sydney Harbour.JPG
Sail before steam mate .jpg
"Sail before steam mate" .jpg
Sunrise at Opera House.jpg
Sunrise at Opera House.jpg
Sailing School.jpg
Sailing School.jpg
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P1060642.JPG
Cruise ship at Overseas Terminal.jpg
Cruise ship at Overseas Terminal.jpg
A past performer.jpg
A past performer.jpg
Looking east across Circular Quay.jpg
Looking east across Circular Quay.jpg
Racer .jpg
Racer .jpg
Working Harbour.jpg
Working Harbour.jpg
What's that then?.jpg
"What's that then?".jpg
Mother loves me 1.jpg
Mother loves me 1.jpg
Across Circular Quay.jpg
Across Circular Quay.jpg
Paddlewheel boat.jpg
Paddlewheel boat.jpg
Bella Vista.jpg
Bella Vista.jpg
New one.jpg
New one.jpg
30+++anyone?.jpg
30+++anyone?.jpg
Whos that?.jpg
Whos that?.jpg
Holy Cow.jpg
Holy Cow.jpg
Sydney Harbour ferry  modern cruise-prison boat sm.JPG
Sydney Harbour ferry modern cruise-prison boat sm.JPG
View east from Gladesville Bridge.jpg
View east from Gladesville Bridge.jpg
Sydney by helicopter from North.jpg
Sydney by helicopter from North.jpg
Sydney panorama.jpg
Sydney panorama.jpg
Close hatches.jpg
"Close hatches".jpg
Departing soon.jpg
Departing soon.jpg
Working Harbour.jpg
Working Harbour.jpg
Got a match?.jpg
Got a match?.jpg
Sails.jpg
Sails.jpg
Harbour view.jpg
Harbour view.jpg
Over the Harbour.jpg
Over the Harbour.jpg
Eight mile  Road Marker to Watsons Bay.jpg
Eight mile Road Marker to Watsons Bay.jpg
Dugong.jpg
Dugong.jpg
Dresden car carrier.jpg
Dresden car carrier.jpg
Harbour Ferry.jpg
Harbour Ferry.jpg
Restoring Hammerhead.jpg
Restoring Hammerhead.jpg
You first skipper.jpg
You first skipper.jpg
A restored tall ship.jpg
A restored tall ship.jpg
Not a VJ.jpg
Not a VJ.jpg
Not a VJ 2.jpg
Not a VJ 2.jpg
Not a VJ 3.jpg
Not a VJ 3.jpg
What speed limit??..jpg
"What speed limit??.".jpg
East from Campbell's Cove.jpg
East from Campbell's Cove.jpg
Sydney Harbour in 1970 .jpg
Sydney Harbour in 1970 .jpg
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P1080738.JPG
Hang on.jpg
Hang on.jpg
Outbound tanker.jpg
Outbound tanker.jpg
Out of water.jpg
Out of water.jpg
Left a bit aaaaand up a bit.jpg
"Left a bit aaaaand up a bit".jpg
City from Watsons Bay.jpg
City from Watsons Bay.jpg
Returning Cruise ship.jpg
Returning Cruise ship.jpg
Across Circular Quay to Opera House.jpg
Across Circular Quay to Opera House.jpg
Under the bridge.jpg
Under the bridge.jpg
You call that a sail?.jpg
You call that a sail?.jpg
Like a shove?.jpg
"Like a shove?".jpg
View from Doyles.jpg
View from Doyles.jpg
Watsons Bay pelican.jpg
Watsons Bay pelican.jpg
Got a match mate?.jpg
"Got a match mate?".jpg
East from Greenaway.jpg
East from Greenaway.jpg
Home..............at last.jpg
Home..............at last.jpg
They practice this all day.jpg
They practice this all day.jpg
From Spit bridge to the Heads.jpg
From Spit bridge to the Heads.jpg
Clontarf from Seaforth.jpg
Clontarf from Seaforth.jpg
Yachts at Spit.jpg
Yachts at Spit.jpg
Spit Bridge.jpg
Spit Bridge.jpg
Some moorings at The Spit.jpg
Some moorings at The Spit.jpg
It's just new.jpg
It's just new.jpg
Important things.jpg
Important things.jpg
Got a catch?.jpg
Got a catch?.jpg
Sydney ferry.jpg
Sydney ferry.jpg
Saanen.jpg
Saanen.jpg
 Home for dinner.jpg
Home for dinner.jpg
Bridge .jpg
Bridge .jpg
From Farm Cove.jpg
From Farm Cove.jpg
At Luna Park wharf.jpg
At Luna Park wharf.jpg
Opera House from Overseas Terminal.jpg
Opera House from Overseas Terminal.jpg
Gladesville Bridge p s.jpg
Gladesville Bridge p s.jpg
Asuka 11 p s .jpg
Asuka 11 p s .jpg
Farm Cove.jpg
Farm Cove.jpg
Bridge from Opera House.jpg
Bridge from Opera House.jpg
Working boats.jpg
Working boats.jpg
No advertising p s.jpg
No advertising p s.jpg
Grey day in Sydney.jpg
Grey day in Sydney.jpg
The Coathanger thru the Anzac Bridge.jpg
The "Coathanger" thru the Anzac Bridge.jpg
New speed signs.jpg
New speed signs.jpg
Look at that tiller p s.jpg
Look at that tiller p s.jpg
Paging the Marine architect p s.jpg
Paging the Marine architect p s.jpg
Whos first?.jpg
Whos first?.jpg
Out for a nights fishing.jpg
Out for a nights fishing.jpg
No more of these in Sydney.jpg
No more of these in Sydney.jpg
Watch your speed p s.jpg
"Watch your speed" p s.jpg
A working boat.jpg
A working boat.jpg
No sign writing, may be military??.jpg
No sign writing, may be military??.jpg
Been diving? p s.jpg
"Been diving? p s".jpg
That's not the Mark Twain so we can't be in Disneyland.jpg
"That's not the Mark Twain so we can't be in Disneyland".jpg
You won't see this any more.jpg
"You won't see this any more".jpg
Not for hire right now.jpg
"Not for hire right now".jpg
Shall we see this one again?.jpg
"Shall we see this one again?".jpg
Turn all the hoses on them.jpg
"Turn all the hoses on them".jpg
Who owns that one? p s.jpg
"Who owns that one?" p s.jpg
John Oxley rehab .jpg
John Oxley rehab .jpg
Heritage boat.jpg
Heritage boat.jpg
DSC_9514.2 Stad Amsterdam  Sydney Opera House sm.jpg
DSC_9514.2 Stad Amsterdam Sydney Opera House sm.jpg
Balmoral Island ps s .jpg
Balmoral Island ps s .jpg
Speedboat on Harbour.jpg
Speedboat on Harbour.jpg
Speedboat 1950s 2.jpg
Speedboat 1950s 2.jpg
Queen Mary and ferry in Sydney Harbour.jpg
Queen Mary and ferry in Sydney Harbour.jpg
Ferry South Steyne at Darling Harbour for Sydney Olympics.jpg
Ferry South Steyne at Darling Harbour for Sydney Olympics.jpg
The Navy is back.jpg
The Navy is back.jpg
A working ship Claudia.jpg
A working ship Claudia.jpg
Immocalata back.jpg
Immocalata back.jpg
Yachts around Fort Dennison.jpg
Yachts around Fort Dennison.jpg
The navy's in, well part of it..jpg
The navy's in, well part of it..jpg
Customs boat new.jpg
Customs boat new.jpg
A golden oldie but how old is the question?.jpg
A golden oldie but how old is the question?.jpg
Work boats on harbour.jpg
Work boats on harbour.jpg
You dont see this any more.jpg
You dont see this any more.jpg
A full team practicing.jpg
A full team practicing.jpg
Farm Cove Garden Island and beyond.jpg
Farm Cove Garden Island and beyond.jpg
strait shooter.jpg
strait shooter.jpg
Don't pull on that lead.jpg
"Don't pull on that lead".jpg
navy approaches opera house.jpg
navy approaches opera house.jpg
three tugs out.jpg
three tugs out.jpg
Sydney ferry.jpg
Sydney ferry.jpg
Whitnavigator.jpg
Whitnavigator.jpg
Must be going home.jpg
Must be going home.jpg
Departing McMahons wharf.jpg
Departing McMahons wharf.jpg
gil lan xiu panama.jpg
gil lan xiu panama.jpg
here's the front bit.jpg
here's the front bit.jpg
Out of the mist.jpg
Out of the mist.jpg
P1140340 p ss.jpg
P1140340 p ss.jpg
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P1200987.JPG
P1200989.JPG
P1200989.JPG
P1210015.JPG
P1210015.JPG
P1210018 p ss 768.jpg
P1210018 p ss 768.jpg
P1210023.JPG
P1210023.JPG
RIMG0145 p s 768.jpg
RIMG0145 p s 768.jpg
Tarka tug maybe.jpg
Tarka tug maybe.jpg
Speed tests.jpg
Speed tests.jpg
Bow tie.jpg
Bow tie.jpg