Cockatoo Island is the largest of Sydney Harbour Islands. It was the site of one of Australia‘s biggest shipyards, operating between 1857 and 1991.
Cockatoo Island contains the nation‘s most extensive and varied record of shipbuilding, and has the potential to enhance understanding of maritime and heavy industrial processes in Australia from the mid-19th century.
In July 2010, UNESCO proclaimed Cockatoo Island as a World Heritage Site.
Between 1839 and 1869, Cockatoo Island operated as a convict penal establishment.
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