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Niceto De Larrinaga at head of pier on left, discharging MANZ Line run. Dont know if the spelling is right, but suspect the scenery has changed since April ish `65.

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Spelling is near enough Dave. The wharf you were at has now ben converted to the hottest real estate property in Australia, with the outboard , end of pier unit being bought by Russel Crowe for 7,000,000 dollars. Ah , what times we had at the Loo !
 

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And sadly looking at so many of these pictures and the shipping they contain it makes one realise how little shipping actually uses Sydney today....the State Government coined the phrase "working harbour"....these days it looks more dead to me!!.
 

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Wooloomooloo? Something like that. Remember the "Rock and Roll" over the road from the gate?

John T.
 

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The Rock n Roll !! On the Aussie coast, we just called it the 'Loo'. And the correct spelling is Woolloomooloo....I think !!
 

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The Rock'n Roll I remember, got arrested there around when this photo was taken. 14 days in Long Bay for being "drunk and disorderly". (Protesting at "Central Police Station" resulted in the magistrate calling me a "Kangaroo C**t", I remember). The 1'st mate bailed me out after a day. I believe Wilhelmsen had their own wharf around this place, with this being declared in large letters on a shed. The one on the right doesn't look like it though. Funny place this site, strange memories pop out. Stein.
 

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Go to KPC Gallery for a raft of recent views of the Loo as it is today. KPC
 

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Hi KPC, just looked at your series on the "Loo" (Not an upmarket name I'd say but Aussies...!). Found no trace of the Rock'n Roll, but a city part looking exactly like what once were a shipyard I worked in in Oslo. Expensive apartments and offices with mooring place for the yachts. Same story all over I believe. Stein
 

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Photo LOO 17 is the Rock and Roll...yes Mate ..we have done a most effective wrecking job here in the Emerald City...an ongoing tragedy....however...your memories are the important thing...and nothing wrong with being called a "Kangaroo C***"...it was the thought that counted.The correct spelling is as follows
WOOLLOOMOOLOO. KPC
 

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