Learn about the fascinating history of Cockatoo Island on a 45-minute guided tour with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Between 1839 and 1869, Cockatoo Island was a convict prison. At its peak it was home to 550 men who built their barracks, forged their own prison bars and constructed Fitzroy Dock. Cockatoo Island, together with 10 other historic convict sites, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2010.

Book on the day at Cockatoo Island Visitor Centre. Tours leave at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm.

When: Saturday 3 September 2016,10:30am-2:00pm
Saturday 10 September 2016, 10:30am-2:15pm
Tours leave at 10:30am, 11:30am and 1:30pm.
Where: Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour NSW 2000
Cost: $10 Adults – Kids free
Contact: info@harbourtrust.gov.au or 02 8969 2100
Presented by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Image: Cockatoo Island, courtesy Sydney Harbour Federation Trust


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
#HistoryWeek16 | www.historyweek.com.au

 


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