During the school holidays we spent a day exploring Cockatoo Island properly. We had been there once before but there was a festival on so we couldn’t go to one whole side of the island. I love history so this was a really great day even though it was quite warm. If you don’t know anything about Cockatoo Island, take a look at their website here.
There was a fantastic photographic history exhibition on in the main house showing photos of the many years that the island was used as a shipbuilding yard, especially during the war years. Alongside this, tucked away in a little room was the work of Bill Nix who recorded memories of working on Cockatoo Island through his paintings.
His paintings are engaging and interesting with amazing stories told in each (and a touch of humour). Here’s a few that we saw there (click on the image to see a bigger picture):