Formerly a ship-building complex, Cockatoo Island played a major role in Australia's maritime affairs from 1857 to 1991. Today, 17 steam-powered and electrical cranes survive from this era, contributing immeasurably to the island’s industrial terrain and Sydney's iconic skyline. Paired with the island's remnant dock facilities, they provide a window into a period spanning 134 years.
The ‘Iron Giants’ exhibition is an opportunity to learn about our metal behemoths and how steam powered cranes operates.
About Google Arts & Culture
The Harbour Trust has partnered with Google Arts & Culture since 2020 to broaden the ways in which Australians can experience their beloved destinations on Sydney Harbour, including Cockatoo Island / Wareamah. The Harbour Trust is part of the growing community of cultural institutions with a presence on Google Arts & Culture – an online platform making the cultures of the world accessible to anyone, anywhere.