Fort Denison (1913), Sydney Harbour - Sydney, NSW

Fort Denison (1913), Sydney Harbour

Fort Denison Lighthouse sits on top of the beautiful Martello Tower of Fort Denison. The Fort was built in 1850 in response to the then fears of a Russian invasion. Also known as pinch gut, an infamous name given to the island by convicts chained to the former rocky outcrop and deprived of food. A supply ship called at the fort once a week, and the prison's meager food rations earned it the sobriquet of "Pinch-gut." Access to Fort Denison may be gained by ferry from Manly or Rose Bay and Sydney's Rocks area. Open daily.


Fort Denison
Sydney, NSW, 2000