Four Thousand Fish, Barangaroo

Four Thousand Fish, Barangaroo is finished


26 January 2018
4:00pm – 9:00pm


The Cutaway
Barangaroo Reserve NSW

In 1790, British colonists hauled four thousand fish in one day, disrupting the delicate ecosystem the Aboriginal fisherwomen of Warrane (Sydney Harbour) had preserved for millennia and undermining their ability to provide food for their communities.

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As part of Sydney Festival 2018, this Australia Day you are invited to recreate “four thousand fish” using frozen water from Nawi Cove. At sunset, nestled in an artist’s interpretation of a traditional nawi (bark canoe), the ice sculptures will be returned to the water.

Join us in celebrating and commemorating Barangaroo, the influential woman after whom the site is named, and the resilient women of Warrane.

Read more about this event on the Sydney Festival website

Public transport

Plan ahead and leave the car at home. The best way to get around on Australia Day is by public transport using an Opal Card.

If travelling by train, please allow some extra travel time. 

Visit for details on train, bus, light rail and ferry services. 

Road closures

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place for Australia Day.

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