Adventuring Sydneyside: Ghosts of Cockatoo Island

So I went to Cockatoo Island looking to discover awesome street art. I did just that, but as an added bonus I learned quite a bit about the island itself.

Cockatoo Island is now a venue for a variety of cultural events, including, most recently, the OUTPOST PROJECT. But in its long history it has served Sydney as a prison, a shipyard and a reformatory. Many of the structures left on the island are connected to its shipyard years, making it a bit like an industrial ghost town. However, some (very old) convict cells from the island’s life as a prison have recently been discovered and work has begun to excavate them. Clearly there is more than meets the eye at Cockatoo:

Please visit Flickr for even more pictures of Cockatoo!


3 thoughts on “Adventuring Sydneyside: Ghosts of Cockatoo Island

  1. Hello,
    I am a design student and we are currently researching cockatoo in anticipation for a camp later in the year. Am I able to use some of your images above, with of course full photography credit to you?


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