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COCKATOO ISLAND

and lots of seagulls in a sunset light...

Story by Filip Prochazka November 9th, 2015

Industrial precinct

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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.

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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.

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Turbine Hall

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Docks Precinct

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In July 2010, UNESCO proclaimed Cockatoo Island as a World Heritage Site.

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Convict precinct

Between 1839 and 1869, Cockatoo Island operated as a convict penal establishment.

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Ferry back to circular quay

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