Marjorie Jackson

The Parramatta River Service

Marjorie Jackson

The Parramatta River Service

Class: RiverCat Class
Service: 1993
Capacity: 230
Speed: 22 kn
Length: 36.8 m
Displacement: 41 t
Route: Parramatta River
Origin of Name: Named after the runner, Marjorie Jackson.

Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE is a former Governor of South Australia and a former Australian athlete. She was the first Australian female runner to break a world record, and finished her sporting career with two Olympic and seven Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, six individual world records and every Australian State and National title she contested from 1950–1954.

The Sydney RiverCats are a class of catamarans purchased from NQEA Australia, in Cairns, between 19992 and 1995. They operate the Parramatta River services, replacing the First Fleet class ferries, allowing services to be extended to Parramatta wharf. All seven were named after famous Australian female athletes.

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