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building 150: turbine shop

taken on cockatoo island, sydney

 

from the official website (www.cockatooisland.gov.au/index.html):

 

"Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour. Located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, Cockatoo Island is a former imperial prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol. It is also the site of one of Australia's biggest shipyards during the twentieth century. The first of its two dry docks was built by convicts and was completed in 1857. The island's maritime industrial activity ceased in 1992.

 

Cockatoo Island's prison buildings were added to UNESCO's World Heritage list along with ten other Australian convict sites in July 2010. Large workshops, slipways, wharves and residences retain the texture of the island's industrial past.

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Taken on February 4, 2012