Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour

Our holiday in New South Wales

September 2007

An interesting little slice of Australian history sits on a prominent island in the middle of Sydney Harbour, not far from the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is clearly visible from near Mrs Macquaries Chair as shown in the photo above. This is the closest we have been to this interesting island. Next time we are in Sydney we must take the time to visit this historic site.

This fortress on an island in Sydney Harbour was commenced in 1841 and completed in 1857 to protect the small colony of New South Wales against a feared Russian invasion during the Crimean War. It is now a museum and tourist attraction. You can take a boat trip to the island and a tour of the island and the museum. The island is now administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour


 

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