Warragamba sand flying fox

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    Rob Thompson

      The image here is from the Penrith City Library Facebook page (Thank you!)

      “In the 1950s an aerial ropeway stretched from the Warragamba Dam site over Emu Plains to MCanns Island at Castlereagh. It supplied sand and gravel from Castlereagh to the dam site. This photograph shows the ropeway (locally known as the flying fox) near Grey Street and Walkers Crescent Emu Plains. Warragamba Dam was officially opened on 14 October 1960.”

      I have been trying to find a map which shows the route of the flying fox from the sand mines to the Dam construction.

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