The ‘Kanangra Docking’ Program

“Saving Australia’s Maritime History”


Kanangra; Picture: Bill Allen

Kanangra; Image: Bill Allen


Amazingly, Kanangra was carrying passengers on Sydney Harbour before World War I. Help save this important vessel as a physical representative of the vast technical, social and transport changes which have taken place in Australia in the last 110 years.


Kanangra is close to docking – This event will take place early in April 2022 and involves using the Garden Island Dockyard to dock Kanangra onto our work barge. Expected cost of this operation will be over $600K.


We are very grateful for the support we have received  – Your continuing donations will support this work.


Further donations will be needed to continue the restoration of this historic vessel when the hull is safely docked out of the water.


Support is growing – Your donation will accelerate work on this historic vessel.


ONLINE DONATIONS can be made any time by clicking the button below – Once on our secure donations page, select the “Appeal Donation” button and enter Kanangra Lift Outin the blue box visible to the right.



You can also donate by:

PHONE: Call us 02 9298 3888 during business hours

POST: your cheque payable to Sydney Heritage Fleet Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road Pyrmont NSW 2009

However you choose to donate, clearly indicate Kanangra Lift Out

Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible and will be most gratefully received. Receipts are issued following processing.