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Historic Island - Cockatoo Dockyard is Oldest in Australia

A look around Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 128 | Year : 1965 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : R Edwards
Historic dockyard at Cockatoo Island. Aerial island, port of Fort Jackson. Work carried out for Navy , cranes. Molten steel pouring, ship entering dock, old gaol. Sheep, drawing by Sir John Skinner Prout (phonetic), old photographs from 1860s. Dry dock. Flashback to 1930's industrial scenes, men working on ship, pilot steamer Captain Cook in heavy weather, launch HMAS Batan, HMAS Empress of Australia by wife of Douglas Macarthur. HAS and aerial of island.
Access No. 43478 | 4 mins 25 secs | 1960s | Cockatoo Island,Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |