17th April 2023

Sydney Harbour Trust/NSW Maritime Service Board.

The Sydney Harbour Trust was a New South Wales government authority from November 1901 until 1936. The need for such a trust had been debated since 1892.

The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser , 7th December 1901 page 1433.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 31st January 1928 page 14.

Smith’s Weekly, (Sydney), 29th November 1924 page 15.

It had many responsibilities including regulated movement of vessels, handling of cargo, preservation and improvement of the port,removal of wrecks, dredging, licensing piers, maintenance of swimming baths,  wharfage, fire fighting, and safety. Its scope included all foreshores, lighthouses and tugs within the harbour.

On 1st February 1936 these duties were taken over by the Maritime Services Board.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 31st January 1936 page 10.

Building and Engineering magazine, 24th December 1951 page 75.

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