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Canon 5D3 and Canon 15-35L lens Tom Uglys bridge,Sylvania,Sydney
Taken at 8.30 with ambient light from the city illuminating the clouds
Tom Uglys Bridge took its name from the geographical feature at the northern end of the bridge, known as Tom Uglys Point. The point was known as Tom Uglys Point over 80 years prior to the construction of the bridge.

There are several theories about the origin of the name of the point. All the theories involve a distortion of the name of either a local European or Aboriginal resident of the area. One theory is that it was named after a local resident Tom Huxley and the name was a mispronunciation by local Aborigines.1 Descendants of Thomas Huxley have concluded that he lived and owned land in the area, but official records do not exist to verify this.2 An alternative theory is that the name is derived from the name of a local Aboriginal man, Tow-weiry, who lived in the area and died about 1846.3 Another theory is that there was a local fisherman resident in the area by the name of Tom Illigley.2 Yet another is that there was a one-legged man, possibly an army deserter or a boat operator, called either “Tom Woggleg” or “Wogul Leg Tom”, either because of a mispronunciation of wooden leg, or from the local Aboriginal dialect word for “one”.45

The name was officially adopted to distinguish between the various bridges of the Georges River, after the opening of the Captain Cook Bridge in 1965 and the Alfords Point Bridge in 1973.6

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Comments

  • Jennifer Saville
    Jennifer Savilleover 1 year ago

    Absolutely stunning David!

  • Thank you Jennifer

    – David Haworth

  • AllshotsImaging
    AllshotsImagingover 1 year ago

    Nicely done David. Love the movement in the clouds.

  • Thanx mate… must come back when there is some big cloud movement

    – David Haworth

  • JandeBeer
    JandeBeerover 1 year ago

    Excellent capture of the reflections with nice leading lines and framing of the bridge on the left.

  • Thanks… the reflections under that bridge are quite unusual I noticed

    – David Haworth

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 1 year ago

  • thank you Sharon

    – David Haworth

  • Ralph Goldsmith
    Ralph Goldsmithover 1 year ago

    Fantastic use of light and lines to create a stunning image.

  • thanks Ralph

    – David Haworth

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 1 year ago

    Fantastic perspective

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanover 1 year ago

    Great shot David. I’ve been meaning to get down here and take some shots too but it never seems to happen for one reason or another. ;-)

  • They are sitting ducks Bryan :)

    – David Haworth

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Nice work here.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks mate

    – David Haworth

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Wow is this ever gorgeous!

  • Why thank you Ms Moore :)

    – David Haworth

  • BaVincio
    BaVincioover 1 year ago

  • Thank you for the feature!

    – David Haworth

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