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A small slice of the past

Before the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour was filled with ferries and punts plowing their way across the blue waters to join the north to the south of the city. There were private and public punts with them all providing a simple, small and spectacular journey. With the opening of the bridge…

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November 18, 2021

Taking a punt each way

Until the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, there were two ways of crossing the harbour with a vehicle. One was to go inland to Bedlam Point, near Gladesville where there was a punt, the other was to catch the horse ferry. There were several horse ferries operating in this vicinity, but only two wharves…

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September 3, 2021

When punts ruled Sydney Harbour

Located at the picturesque Bedlam Point in Gladesville on the Parramatta River you’ll find a small, unassuming stone wall that has a much more significant past. This small wharf structure was part of the Great North Road. It was the first established road connecting Sydney to the Hunter Valley. It was built by over 600…

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August 4, 2021