Some are homes to native animals such as long-nosed bandicoots, echidnas, frogs and kookaburras, and many will ‘wow’ you with their natural beauty. Other places feature buildings that will transport you back in time such as Macquarie Lightstation, home of Australia’s first lighthouse, and Cockatoo Island's Convict Precinct. One place emerged during the last Ice Age and another was a submarine base. All have enduring significance for First Nations Peoples.
The activity sheets and project ideas on this page are a opportunity for kids (and kids at heart) to tap into their creativity, have fun and learn about Sydney Harbour.
The Harbour Trust’s Celebrating the past in the present’ art competition is a great opportunity for kids to tap into their creativity AND learn about the history of Sub Base Platypus…
We’re inviting kids to fill in and share one of our fun colouring-in sheets, exploring the different layers of heritage at Sub Base Platypus. The winning entries will be displayed onsite during the next stage of works at Sub Base Platypus, the Torpedo Factory Renewal Project. Other entries will be published on the Harbour Trust website. To participate in the competition, download a colouring in sheet below and channel your creativity!
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed in at the Sub Base Platypus Rangers Office on Platypus Lane (next to the boom gate). The competition closes Friday 30 July.
Channel your creativity into our selection of colouring in sheets, crosswords, 3D construction sheets and more!
Channel your inner scientist, builder or boat maker with these fun do-it-yourself projects!
Learn about history, geography, biodiversity and First Nations cultures with our selection of resources for primary school students...