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Sydney Harbour - UNESCO's Memory of the World registry

holtermann nuggett We all love Sydney Harbour in its modern form, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera HouseOpera House, Darling Harbour....

But have you ever wondered what it was like back in the day?

Well in 1875, mining magnate Bernhardt Otto Holtermann created a series of glassplate photographic negatives.

Holtermann, who made his fortune in the goldfields around Hill End, was best known as being co-owner of the 'world's largest gold "nugget"'.

How big??  286kg !!

Photo: State Library NSW

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Australia Day 2018

header logo inline2xAustralia Day is the official National Day of Australia and is celebrated on the 26 January annually and Sydney is where it all happened and the best place to be on the 26 January is on a yacht on Sydney Harbour. A yacht will allow you to truly experience the official festivities surrounding Sydney Cove  and Circular Quay

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Sydney to Hobart 2018

Sydney to HobartWhere will you find most Sydneysiders on Boxing Day??

Scattered around Sydney Harbour at every possible vantage point to see the start of the Annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race!

At 1pm on December 26, 2017 some 102 yachts departed the world famous Sydney Harbour for a race against time to Hobart, Tasmania. Their journey - south for some 628 nautical miles (1,163 kilometres).
Image Source: http://rynostv.com

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New Year's Eve on Sydney Harbour, Australia

nyeWhen the clock hits midnight, most of the world is ready to see what Sydney Harbour has to deliver. The New Year's Eve Fireworks on our perfect and beautiful harbour has become a 'must see' on many vivid travellers list.

The first ever NYE fireworks display was in 1996, insired by the 100th Anniversary fireworks on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1993. This spectacular left one very famous pyrotechnician Syd Howard Fireworks to do something even bigger and better! Here the Harbour Bridge was already the centrepiece, along with barges on the water, city building such as the AMP building, Sydney Opera House and several in North Sydney.
Photo: www.abc.net.au

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