Goat Island Visit

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Date(s) - 03/11/2019
12:00 am

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Tunks Descendants Association are planning a visit and Tour of Goat Island on Sunday 3 November, 2019.  Goat Island has been a significant place in Port Jackson, now known as Sydney Harbour.  The island, known as Me-mel by the local Cadigal people, was once inhabited by Bennalong and Barangaroo.  Since European settlement Goat Island played an important and fascinating role in the development of Sydney’s cityscape.  In the 1800’s, the island was used as a home for convict work gangs and as a gunpowder storage depot.  The Queen’s Magazine, which stands on Goat Island was built in the 1830’s by convicts using sandstone quarried from the eastern side of the island and was used to store explosives and beside it there is a barracks, cooperage and kitchen. Later, Goat Island was the site of the first Water Police Station and Harbour Fire Brigade.  After this the island was used as a shipyard and in more recent years it has been a location for filming and concerts including the TV series Water Rats.

Accessibility:  Goat Island can only be visited as part of a Guided Tour via Sydney Harbour National Parks

Time: Tour leaves at 10.35am from Circular Quay

Meet at: At 10.15am at Wharf 6, Circular Quay with Ticket (Next to the Captain Cook Ticket Booth)

Price: Adult $40 per person,  Concession $37pp,  Child (5-15) $30pp, Children under 5 free. 

Bookings required: Tickets available from      https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/goat-island-heritage-tour

Food: There are no food or beverage facilities available on the island, so pleae bring your own supplies. 

Facilities:  There are toilets and plenty of picnic spots available so a Backpack with picnic food is suggested for our group to have lunch after the Tour.

RSVP: Phone Richard Chalmers on 0412 338 466            or email richardbchalmers@hotmail.com                by 13 OCTOBER  if you wish to attend.  

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