Milsons Point

Brief History

Milsons Point, Sydney, AustraliaMilsons Point is located near the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney's North Shore.Two Aboriginal groups, the Wallumedegal and the Cammeraygal inhabited the North Shore before the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. The Wallumedegals lived near Milsons Point where they hunted, fished and canoed around the harbour. Most of the Qallumedegals died during a smallpox epidemic in 1789.

In 1806 James Milson was granted land in the area shortly after arriving to the colony from England. Milson built a cottage which he named the Milk House and set up a dairy cattle farm. He made his living by supplying the ships anchored in the harbour with milk and beef.

Access from the city to Milsons Point was first provided by watermen, paddlesteamers and ferries and later in 1886 the first cable tramway was opened from Milsons Point to St Leonards Park in North Sydney. The first ferry service from the city to Milsons Point was run by harbour waterman, Billy Blue, from 1817-1834. Billy Blue was a convict that was sent to the Colonies after stealing sugar.

Things You May Not Know About Milsons Point

The postcode for Milsons Point is 2061

Luna Park is one of the major attractions of the area.

The North Sydney Olympic Pool was filled using treated and filtered sea water that was pumped in from the harbour.