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Port Jackson

or

Sydney Harbour,

inlet of the Pacific Ocean, 22 sq mi (57 sq km), 12 mi (19 km) long and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) wide at its mouth, New South Wales, Australia, forming Australia's finest harbor. The Parramatta River forms its western arm. Sydney on the south shore is connected with its northern suburbs by Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932), the second longest steel-arch bridge in the world, with an arch span of 1,650 ft (503 m).
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Port Jackson

an inlet of the Pacific on the coast of SE Australia, forming a fine natural harbour: site of the city of Sydney, spanned by Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Port Jackson After failing to land near Bulli, Cook finds Banks a bay in which to botanise.
Scientists from Sydney's Macquarie University found the Port Jackson sharks in their study swam to a feeding station whenever they were played jazz.
Jayawardana's study focuses on macroinvertebrate species adapting to new habitats created by the presence of willow in stream courses; Christie has observed an aggregation of Port Jackson sharks in Port Phillip Bay; and Selkirk looks at the range of avian species to be found in the grounds of Deakin University.
This will help to relate to characters and events as they happen and to transport listeners back over the centuries to the early days of Port Jackson.
Around the World in 80 Beers, Liverpool ONE - all day, FREE entry JANUARY 26 is Australia Day, the official national day of Australia, marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales.
A fleet of 28 yachts contested the Botany Bay return race conducted by the CYCA, retracing the course of the First Fleet from its original anchorage in Botany Bay to Port Jackson in 1778.
I was able to see this game, as I was a young marine engineer on board the MV Port Jackson.
Since the colonists first arrived, the Blue Mountains had served as an impenetrable western boundary of the expanding Port Jackson settlement, a boundary that had already defeated numerous British attempts to ascertain what lay beyond.
An example of the latter was Port Jackson Stevedoring Pty Ltd v Salmond & Spraggon (The New York Star) which Gleeson took to the Privy Council and won.
The city is built on hills surrounding Port Jackson which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour, where the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge feature prominently.
The day recognises the 1788 arrival of the Brits in Port Jackson, more commonly known as Sydney, but the history was a minor point these days, Seeber said.