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02-MAY-2013

SB1517w.jpg

Here, we look past a surprisingly modest apartment block from the 1970s (which has somehow
survived) toward Cockatoo Island which lies pretty much at the junction of The Lane Cove and
Parramatta Rivers and, at 44 acres, is the largest island in Sydney Harbour. Since 2010 it has been
a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Between 1857 and 1991 it operated as a naval shipyard. The first of its two dry docks was built by
convicts and listed on the National Heritage List. Cockatoo Island Dockyard was especially vital
for its operations during World War Two.

Canon Powershot G12
1/500s f/4.0 at 15.7mm iso100 full exif

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marko gregoric26-Aug-2013 17:35
Great shot. V
Kay10-May-2013 08:35
Thanks for the interesting commentary, David... there's so much unassuming history all around us.V
Stephanie05-May-2013 13:05
Nice view across the bay to the island! Did it earn its name because it was populated with Cockatoos?
rousselziak05-May-2013 07:27
Excellent compo ! -V-
slhoornstra05-May-2013 05:32
A great shot of your magnificent country!! VVV