Lying abandoned in wastelands, next to the Molonglo river, behind Fyshwick, are some very interesting parts of Canberra’s history.
Maybe some of you could help fill in the blanks?
In the 1900s (?) before the Dairy Road bridge, to get over the Molonglo river you had to take a barge.
The barge is still there, as is the steam shovel used to cut the cove it rest in.
I believe the story goes the Anchor was to be used as a museum piece to early Canberra, but was only draged a short distance before going into the too heavy basket and left.
Does anyone know the full story?
[ED, pretty sure below is the site in Google Maps]