Ferries


 

 

 

 

Mrs Ina Popplewell sings ‘Take Me Down The Harbour’. John Meredith Collection NLA

Kanangra at Sydney Cove Steps

Dee Why

Ferries

Small commuter ferries have been an important part of our major cities for many years, especially Sydney and Brisbane. Prior to the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, they were the only link between north and south.

Ferries were also seen as recreation transport, especially on Sundays, when workers had a ‘day off’. Manly, Coogee, Watson’s Bay were popular destinations for picnickers.

 

 

The Maid Of Richmond Ferry

THE ARMCHAIR
MAGAZINE
Published Melbourne and also appears as Armchair Chronicle
1853

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