Great Mackarel Beach – Pittwater, Sydney

Posted by scarlsson at 10:00, December 5 2011.

Sydneysiders: Do you recognise the same beach in the second photo?

It depicts a key scene in Charles Chauvel’s award-winning 1935 film “Heritage”. The peaceful, uninhabited cove at Great Mackarel Beach was used to depict the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the early days of the colony. Discover More…

I have never been to Great Mackarel Beach at Pittwater but I believe it is still reached chiefly by boat. I would love to hear from someone who lives there and recognises the setting.

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4 thoughts on “Great Mackarel Beach – Pittwater, Sydney”

  1. Shirley McIvor @ Wed, 04 Jan 2012 12:04:48 +0000:

    Sincere congratulations, Sue. Look forward to seeing more details of the great adventures you had with Charles and Elsa (Chauvel). Will certainly add to the rich history of Australian cinema. They would be staggered to know of such things as the World Wide Web, mobile phones, and instant contact through Facebook etc.

  2. Gary Sylvaney @ Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:17:49 +0000:

    Very interesting and what an act of vandalism by the governments of NSW to destroy those magnificant sandhills. Imagine the outcry if the same had been allowed on Fraser Island in QLD. Looking forward to future updates on this facinating part of Australia’s history.

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