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Dawes Point Park

Dawes Point Park Review

The wonderful views of the harbor (and since the 1930s, the Harbour Bridge) have made this park and its location noteworthy for centuries. Named for William Dawes, a First Fleet marine officer and astronomer who established the colony's first basic observatory nearby in 1788, this park was also once the site of a fortification known as Dawes Battery. The cannons on the hillside pointing toward the Opera House came from the ships of the First Fleet.

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  • Address: Hickson Rd., The Rocks, Sydney, NSW | Map It
  • Location: The Rocks
Updated: 01-15-2014

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