History Talk: Boatyards and Bays: North Sydney’s Working Waterfront

Date : 
13 October 2022 
Venue: Stanton Library
Council Event
Cost: Free

Event Details

Join authors Randi Svensen and Dr Ian Hoskins for an exploration of the fascinating history of North Sydney’s working waterfronts. 

One hundred and twenty years ago the beautiful vice regal motor yacht Lady Hopetoun was slipped from Ford’s yard in Berrys Bay. It was one of many fine vessels built on the North Sydney waterfront from the 1830s, and remains sailing to this day. But Berrys Bay hosts the last remaining commercial boatyard in the area.

Randi is the author of three books on maritime history, the latest of which is A Changing Tide: The History of Berrys Bay. Dr Ian Hoskins is the North Sydney Council Historian and author of Sydney Harbour: A History which will be republished in December 2022.

Image used:  Australian Fishing Industries Yard, Berrys Bay, July 1947

Bookings are essential. Numbers will be limited to comply with current Public Health Orders.


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Conditions of Entry / Health & Safety Information

  • Please stay home if you are feeling unwell. 



13 Oct 2022 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


Stanton Library
234 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060


For more information please contact Stanton Library.

: 9936 8400

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