Captain Cook Graving Dock


This documentary lifts the veil on Australia’s second biggest engineering project – bigger than the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! The Captain Cook Graving Dock was built during wartime and is an integral part of Australia’s maritime history.

This historical documentary contains rarely seen details of a significant change in Sydney shoreline – and an island that joined the mainland.

Contains 4 videos:

The History of the Captain Cook Graving Dock – the planning, construction and human side of this enormous enterprise that employed over 4000 workers at its peak. Includes a time lapse sequence showing the docking of a ship

Convicts and Free Enterprise – all about the early docks of Sydney

Planning and Plans – the early size and location proposals

Photo Album – some of the ships seen in the Dock over the years. Also includes a demonstration of a slave docking

There is also a booklet containing technical facts and figures and other general information about the construction.

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Our videos are available by post as a USB card OR by direct download (for computer, tablet & phone). Booklets accompanying downloadable products are supplied as pdf files.

The USB cards will plug into most modern TV’s or video recorder.  Older TV’s may require DivX format or DVD – both are available by contacting the Society Office

Total Runnning time 1 hour
DivX Format Code
 CCDDX | Download size 975MB
MP4 Format Code
  CCDMP | Download size 386MB

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