Plaque unveiling at Mort’s Dock

Leichhardt Council, in partnership with the Heritage Council of NSW and the Balmain Association, cordially invite you to help to celebrate the listing of Mort’s Dock on State Heritage at an official plaque unveiling on

Sunday 22 May 2011 at 2pm at the former dry dock at Mort Bay Park.

Mort’s Dock was the largest shipyard and engineering workshop in Australia in the latter half of the 19th century. The site developed into the colony’s largest private enterprise and in many ways helped establish the colony and Sydney as Australia’s premier maritime port. The archaeological remains are possibly the only remains of a dry dock of this size preserved in situ.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by Leichhardt Council to celebrate the listing of this important historical item.

For any enquires on this matter please contact Leichhardt Council’s Parks and Open Space Planning Unit at or phone: 02 9367 9270 during normal working hours.

We hope that you can join us.

Sarah Ward
Maritime Archaeologist

Office of Environment & Heritage

NSW Dept of Premier & Cabinet