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Sydney Harbour Bridge is a book in Scholastic's My Australian Story series. The book published in February 2012. It was written by Vashti Farrer, her third for the series. In August 2019, the book was republished under the title Bridging Sydney with new cover art. It was followed by a reprint of Heroes of Tobruk.


"I would like to thank the following for their help in providing me with information:
Brig. Phil Carey, Ms Elizabeth Hirschl, Mr Alf Jury, Ms Kate Palethorpe, Ms Felicity Pulman, Ms Mary Small, Mr Phil Thompson, Mr Don Turner, Prof. Ian Waterhouse
and with special thanks to my grand-daughter Kiara Davis and my husband, Michael Waterhouse for reading and commenting on the intial draft.

Book description[]

""I said to Mum that the sky-workers must have really good heads for heights, but she said, "Either that, or they have a family to feed and will do anything for a job that pays."
It is 1932 and Sydney has hit hard times but the construction of a bridge that will reach across the harbour is setting spirits soaring. Both Alice and Billy tell the story of building the spectacular Harbour Bridge which will unify a separated city—from the north shore to the working class suburbs of the south.



Main article: List of Sydney Harbour Bridge characters
  • Billy Thompson
  • Alice Carson


Main article: Vashti Farrer




See also[]

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street