Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Rose Bay Airport

Airport which saw flying boats land and take off in the waters of Rose Bay using hangar and office facilities on the shore near Lyne Park.

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Rose Bay Airport

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Rose Bay Airport, on Sydney Harbour, was Sydney's first international airport for sea boats. Opening in 1937, Rose Bay Airport catered to the Empire Flying Boat and Air Mail Service, World War Two Catalina flying boats and Qantas and Ansett services until 1974 when services to Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island ended. In 2014, the Airport is used by a charter company.