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Last Sunday we had a meeting of the Sydney TE chapter. It was a lot of fun to get together with people you only know through cyberspace and meet up face to face.
The venue for the meeting was Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. It is a short ferry ride from the city.

The island was at one time the largest shipbuilding yard in Australia. The first of the two dry docks on the island was built by convicts and completed in 1857. However, time eventually caught up to the island and in 1992 the shipbuilding yards ceased. The island lay dormant for at least a decade until some bright person decided that the venue was too good to be closed and opened the island up to the public.
Now you can camp overnight on the island, go to concerts, rent the heritage houses for the weekend, and explore all manner of nooks and crannies.
For more info click on this link Cockatoo Island .

This shot is inside one of the great machine rooms on the island, a place where men once fabricated the millions of parts that went into the building of a great ship.
Although today these halls are deserted and almost empty, one can sense the presence of the men and women that toiled away in these vast workshops, design and drawing rooms, slipways and dry docks.

We all had a wonderful afternoon, if you visit Sydney I can highly recommend a trip to Cockatoo Island, and it’s free.

Yes yes Lisa, I tried it in black and white, :))) it’s in the workshop.

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Additional Photos by Peter Wall (phwall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 986 W: 187 N: 1770] (6785)
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