06 January 2013

Cadmans Cottage, The Rocks, Sydney

According to National Parks and Wildlife Service brochure, this cottage is named after the third and longest serving Government Coxswain and Superintendent of Boats, John Cadman.

Government boats transported government officers around Sydney Harbour and up the Parramatta River, moved stores to Parramatta and other outlying settlements, and carried convicts to their work assignments. 

Because roads were few and unreliable in bad weather, Sydney's waterways provided the main form of transport for early settlers.  A small fleet of 20 vessels linked the settlements, including the more distant ports on the Hawkesbury River and Newcastle, Cadmans Cottage was the centre of this activity.




 




 

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yuck on the plumbing issues! :)

Brian King said...

That's a fantastic old building! I love the block work.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, good impression of these buildings.
I wish you a very happy Sunday, Irma

bettyl said...

Interesting stuff. I love a mystery but it's even more mysterious when we don't find all the answers. Great post.

Shaun Gibbs said...

Thats a pretty neat building. I think they need to sort out the plumbing though. I think it may be blocked.

Montanagirl said...

That's quite a cottage! I wouldn't want to have to be the one to repair those plumbing problems.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A beautiful place full of history Carole.
Happy New Year.
Costas

Sharyl said...

I love to tour places such as this! Thanks for being our guide for this one, Carole!