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Australia's Bicentenary – tall ships, Sydney

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Title: Australia's Bicentenary – tall ships, Sydney
Date: 1988
Keywords: ships, boats, national days, national identity, celebrations, tall ships, sailing ships, ships, bicentennial, Australian Bicentenary, bicentenary celebrations, Sydney Harbour
Record creator: Australian Overseas Information Service
Reference: A6135, K4/2/88/6

Australia's Bicentenary - Tall ships Sydney


Learning content

This is a colour photograph showing a flotilla of spectator craft gathered within Sydney Harbour to view and farewell the historic tall ships, as part of Australia's Bicentenary celebrations in 1988. This special event was named the 'Parade of Sail'. At least one tall ship is visible among the fleet, which included classic gaff-riggers, modern and traditional skiffs, naval and merchant ships, motor boats and yachts. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House can be seen in the background.

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