National Archives of Australia
When Cockatoo Dockyard was closed a large volume of historical records was transferred to the National Archives of Australia. The records include plans, photographs and other documents relating to the development of the island, its buildings and equipment, the ships which were constructed and repaired there and the other activities of the dockyard. The records can be accessed at the national Archives in Sydney. In 2000, to facilitate access, the National Archives published Cockatoo Island Dockyard — A Guide to the Records, by Margaret Chambers.
Castrique, Sue (2014). Under the Convicts Eye: Gentlemen and Convicts on Cockatoo Island 1839–1869, Anchor Books, Sydney.
Clark, Mary Shelley and Clark, Jack (2000), The Islands of Sydney Harbour, Kangaroo Press, Sydney.
Derrincourt, James, (ed. By Louis Becke) (1975), Old Convict Days, Penguin Facsimile Edition.
Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co. Pty Ltd (ca 1947), Cockatoo Docks, Sydney, 1939–1945 War Record, Cockatoo Docks & Engineering Co. Pty Ltd, Sydney.
Fletcher, Patrick and Hollo, Nick (2012), The Boys from Cockatoo: The paintings and drawings of Bill Nix, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney.
Fraser, Don (ed.) (1989), Sydney, from Settlement to City: An Engineering History of Sydney, Engineers Australia, Sydney.
Jeremy, John C., (1998, reprinted 2005), Cockatoo Island: Sydney’s Historic Dockyard, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.
Jeremy, John C. (2013), The Island Shipyard: Shipbuilding on Cockatoo Island 1870–1987, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney.
Jeremy, John C. (2013), Keeping the Ships at Sea: Ship Repair on Cockatoo Island 1857–1991. Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney.
Jeremy, John C. (2005), Safe to Dive: Submarines at Cockatoo Island 1914–1991, a report prepared for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney
Jeremy, John C. (2004), To Build a Ship: The Construction of HMAS Success at Cockatoo Island, a report prepared for the Sydney harbour Federation Trust, Sydney.
HMAS Tobruk, General Arrangement, Profile (As Fitted) 1950
Jeremy, John C. (1980), ‘Submarine Refitting in Australia’, Transactions, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London.
Kerr, James Semple and Jeremy John C. (2003), Cockatoo Island Sydney, A Thematic Presentation, a report prepared for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Sydney.
Kerr, James Semple (1984), Cockatoo Island, Penal and Institutional Remains, The National Trust of Australia, Sydney.
Parker, R. G. (1977), Cockatoo Island: A History, Thomas Nelson, Melbourne.