Echoes of Industry

Convict prison, industrial school for girls, ship building site, dockyard – and now urban campground and cultural events venue. Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour combines its past and its present in one dramatic setting.

Light at the end of the tunnel.

Are they walking towards the past, or the future?

No access.

No access.

Like the moai of Easter Island, these Beam Benders stare out to distant horizons.

Like the moai of Easter Island, these Beam Benders stare out to distant horizons.

Rusted cranes thrust their skeletal forms towards the sky.

Rusted cranes thrust their skeletal forms
towards the sky.

What went on behind this peeling facade?

What went on behind this peeling facade?

The corrugated metal wall of a workshop.

The corrugated metal wall of a workshop.

The interior of a workshop.

The interior of a workshop.

A stopped clock is fitting for a site frozen in time.

A stopped clock is fitting for a site frozen in time.

The turbine shop.

The turbine shop, like a cathedral for worshipping the god of industry.

Waiting for an audience.

Waiting for an audience.

Through a broken board over a window.

Peering through a broken board over a window.

Sunlight striping wooden floorboards.

Sunlight striping wooden floorboards.

Windows to the past.

Windows to the past.

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