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Bradley's Head

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HMAS Sydney
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Bradley's Head was named after William Bradley, an officer on the Sirius, guard ship of the First Fleet.

The foremast of the cruiser HMAS Sydney, renowned for taking part in the Royal Australian Navy's first ship engagement in World War I German light cruiser SMS Emden, is mounted on the headland as a memorial to that battle.

Bradley's Head is also home for one of the small inner harbour lighthouses. See Bradley's Head Lighthouse.

Trivia: The headland was used for shooting some scenes for Mission: Impossible II. The large house close to water seen in the movie was built on location and then removed after the shooting was completed.

tourist information ...

How to get there
Bradley's Head is close to Taronga Zoo. Go by train to Wynyard Station and from there by bus. Alternatively catch a train to Circular Quay Station and from there by ferry. Both the buses and the ferries are clearly labeled Taronga Zoo. For location see the following map.

Contact details:
Department of Environment and Climate Change
PO Box A290, Sydney South NSW 1232
Phone: +61 2 9995 5000 (switch)
Web site: Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Hours of Operation:
Open 24 hours 7 days a week.

NOTE
There is a gate for cars. This gate is closed at 8 PM. Once the gate is closed there is a 50$ fee to open the gate.
21 Octomber
1944 - The heavy cruiser HMAS Australia, operating in the Philippines, is hit by a kamikaze aircraft, killing 20 and wounding 54, in what is believed to be the first attack of its kind.

1978 - Civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
Australian slang
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  • lizard drinking, flat out like a very busy
  • whatsit something unspecified whose name is forgotten or not known
  • scrub up dress up, ready to go out
  • mexican a person from the border between QLD and NSW
  • swaggie vagabond
  • auntie Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • ridgy-didge original, genuine
  • reffo political refugee
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