Bare Island, now a museum, has a checkered history. In 1877, a fort to protect Sydney from sea attacks was build on the Island. In 1902, the fort was decommissioned and in 1912, it became a retirement home for war veterans from the Crimea, Sudan and China campaigns. In the 1960s, it was given over to the State government Wildlife Service for use as a museum, which remains is current role.
But there is one part of the Island’s history that few people, apart from locals, know about.
Well, Bare Island is a major film star, and if you are into action films there is a good chance you would have seen this one.
A co-star was none other than Tom Cruise.
Are you finding it Impossible to guess?
Ok Ok, it was Mission Impossible II.
Yep, the Malabar headland was also used in the Movie and featured in the motorcycle chase scene, (see from 1:42 to about 2:13 in this clip).
Well that’s it for the history lesson for now, hope you enjoy the photo.
See you at the next post!