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Five Dock Library

4-12 Garfield St

Five Dock, NSW 2046

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Spectacle Island is probably Sydney Harbour's least known island - mainly because general public access to it has been prohibited continuously since the 1860s.

Local resident and former Navy employee Robert Curran will speak on the island's 150-year history as a colonial gunpowder magazine, Royal Navy ordnance depot and Royal Australian Navy armament depot.

Along the way Robert will discuss some interesting characters associated with the Island, including James Gorman, winner of one of the first Victoria Crosses to be awarded in the Crimean war; Mr Henry Capper, Gunner, R.N., and naval entrepreneur; and "Nuggett", the Spectacle Island dog.

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Five Dock, NSW 2046

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