Join Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts and Gary Cook as they explore the gems of Sydney Harbour. From the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Gary will share historic photos and the colourful, little-known tales of eight former military, colonial and convict sites around Sydney Harbour, from the life of a convict on Cockatoo Island to the role North Fort fortifications in defending Sydney during WWII.

Learn about the future of these sites, including Snapper Island, Former Marine Biological Station, Macquarie Lighthouse, Woolwich Dock and Parklands, and Former HMAS Platypus, some of which have been hidden away for years. Gary reveals how the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is weaving these sites back into the life of Sydney through tours, events, day visits and even overnight stays.

When: Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12:30-1:30pm.
Where: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Cost: Free – no bookings required.
Contact: 02 9262 7300 or admin@smsa.org.au

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Images courtesy Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

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