Garden Island became part of Australia’s naval history just 16 days after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, firstly as a ships’ garden. Its naval use further developed into a naval depot near the end of the 19thcentury, and ceased to be an island in 1945.
The Society offers two tours which explore quite different aspects of the historic Island.
Garden Island Dockyard Heritage Tour
Garden Island Northern End Tour
A Heritage Tour of the Hill, old signal station, the lookout, indigenous history and the earliest marks made by Europeans in Australia. Tour conducted one Sunday per month for up to 30 people.
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Sub Base Platypus Tour (North Sydney)
Tours of Sub Base Platypus are available for groups in size from 10 to 25. Hear about the RAN’s story of torpedoes, submarines, submariners & the men and women who supported them. Tours can be arranged by contacting the Society; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone (02) 9537 0038 Tuesday and Thursday only
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