Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Mort Bay

Bay on the Balmain peninsula between Ballast and Simmons Points converted from a port and maritime industrial area to residential and park lands.

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Waterview Bay

Mort Bay

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First called Grose Bay, the area became known as Waterview Bay after a house built there in 1830. With the building of a dry dock in the bay in 1855, industry took over, and for a century Mort's Dock dominated the bay. When the dock closed in 1958, it passed through a number of hands, but was eventually redeveloped as housing and parkland.