Wallaby





Wallaby

Type :
Wooden steam ship
Launched  :
1878
Builder :
W Dunn
Berry's Bay, NSW
Gross weight :
163 tons
Dimensions :
108.60 x 18.40 x 7.60 (feet)
Passenger capacity :
305
Speed :
10 knots

Wallaby was Sydney's first double ended screw propelled ferry. She was also the first Sydney ferry for many years to have her fore and aft passenger cabins fully glazed, something her passengers in winter would have appreciated no doubt. She had no outside seating on her lower deck but her top deck was fully open.

Wallaby spent her entire career servicing the Milson's Point, Mosman and Neutral Bay areas.

Wallaby had one other 'first'. On the night of the 26th of August 1905 Mrs Frances Mary Casey gave birth to a daughter on the ferry. Apparently the lady made no fuss, simply informing the crew prior to the arrival of the ferry at Milsons Point.

From 1918 until 1926 Wallaby operated as a cargo vessel for Sydney Ferries Limited.

In 1926 she was sold to be broken up.


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