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Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 . It was a convict penal settlement from 1839 to 1869 and one of Austalia’s biggest shipyards, operating between 1857 and 1991 with the first of its two dry docks built by convicts.

L’île de Cockatoo dans la baie de Sydney est devenue patrimoine mondiale de l’UNESCO en 2010. C’était une colonie pénitensionnaire de 1839 à 1869 et l’un des plus grands chantiers navals d’Australie. Il a fonctionné entre 1857 et 1991, l’un de ces deux cales sèches ayant été construites par des bagnards.

 

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3 comments on “Postcard from Australia – Cockatoo Island

  1. Susan Walter

    I’ve never been there. Was it interesting?

    Is that a frangipani tree on the left? They are lovely.

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