South Head

Southern headland marking the entrance to Port Jackson which, since colonial times, has been an important location for civil and military maritime activities, and is now part of Sydney Harbour National Park.

Name
Aboriginal
Tar-ral-be
Aboriginal
Wollara
Type

South Head

,
2008

Used by Aboriginal people as a base for settlement, fishing, shellfish collection, art and associated rituals, South Head became the landmark of arrival at Sydney after European settlement. A lookout, signal station, lighthouse and fortifications were built there at different times, to keep ships from shipwreck and to protect the settlement. It is now a series of parks.