The Finger Wharf - Woolloomooloo Wharf
The Woolloomooloo Wharf or
Finger Wharf was formerly the home of a massive timber
building (the biggest in wooden structure in the world) in
the early 20th century built to accommodate or contain
Sydney Harbour’s commercial activities.
The government had decided to
demolish the existing wharf in favor of a marina and resort
but plans fell through when local residents opposed the idea
by blocking the entrance of the site.
Situated on Woolloomooloo bay
on Sydney’s Harbour, the Finger Wharf was rehabilitated
after its abandonment in 1970s. Today, it is Sydney’s
fashionable place to be with personalities such as Russell
Crowe and John Laws calling it home.
The Finger Wharf stands 410
meters in length and 64 meters in width. In the war years,
it was the deployment point for troops joining the World
Wars. It was also an entry point for new immigrants in