This hand cut access-way through the peak of the ridge to the west of Sydney in the Rocks area was a major engineering feat of its day. The Cut was begun with convict labour in 1843 to provide direct easy access between Millers Point and The Rocks but was not completed until 1859, with the use of explosives and council labour. It was the last major public work project to be completed by convict gangs, who made their assault on the rock face with whatever hand tool could be found.
The Rocks Sydney
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