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1. At the top left of this photo you'll see the entrance to Port Jackson from the Tasman Sea. On the northern (left) side is North Head and on the southern side is South Head. Is there a headland in the harbour called Middle Head?
2. Port Jackson, the harbour's proper name, is a drowned river valley. Inundated as oceans rose after the last ice age, the river that created the valley is still provides fresh water to the harbour.
Sharing its name with a major suburb of Sydney that is the westernmost extent of ferry travel in Sydney, what is this river's name?
3. Named after a rather noisy Australian animal, the largest island in Port Jackson has been a prison, a shipyard, a camping ground and an art gallery. What is this island's name?
4. Here's a picture of Sydney's incredibly famous Opera House. Opened in 1973, it sits on a promontory jutting out into the harbour, right next to the CBD and Circular Quay.
True or false? The land the Sydney Opera House sits on was once an island.
5. Port Jackson is a salt water harbour, but every society needs fresh water to survive. Which small but vital source of fresh water was found entering the harbour and sustained the colony for decades?
6. The magnificent bridge in the picture was built to replace the Glebe Island Bridge which had long since outlived its usefulness. Named for a group of people special in the hearts of all Australians, what is this bridge's name?
7. On the Sydney CBD's northwestern edge is a suburb which first saw first white settlement in 1788 and has survived despite the plague, the construction of the Harbour Bridge and redevelopment plans in the 1960s and '70s. What is the name of this old suburb which still has a lot of life left in it?
8. This is a picture taken from a ferry sitting at Sydney's main ferry terminus located at the northern end of the CBD. Its name came from the original shape of the Sydney Cove. Where do commuters and visitors to Sydney alight at the end of their ferry trip?
9. As beautiful as the harbour is, it wasn't always as safe as it is now. To the east of the main shipping channel is a reef which can endanger all forms of water travel. The object in the picture is a weather observation station and a marker for the western end of this reef. What is the reef's name?
10. A five minute ferry trip from Sydney's CBD can take you to Fort Denison. A defensive tower, it was completed in response to fears of a Russian invasion during a particular conflict. The last Martello tower completed in the British Empire, Fort Denison was completed to defend Sydney during which war?
Source: Author Tizzabelle
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