Fort Denison - Sydney Harbour
Fort Denison is prominent on Sydney Harbour and a familiar landmark to anyone who has travelled one of the many Sydney ferries to Taronga Zoo or the suburbs in the north of the city.
Built on a small island during the Crimean War, Fort Denison was part of a networked defense to protect Sydney from attack by Russian gunboats.
The island was originally used to punish convicts. Here convicts were sent to in chains, to live on bread and water, exposed to the elements.
When the First Fleet first arrived here, the island was a 15 metre high sandstone rock. The rock was later quarried to build Circular Quay and on the flattened surface, the fort was built.
Description: Fort Denison on Sydney Harbour
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