Photographer's Note

This is known as "The Gap" meaning it is the space between North & South Head. As you can see it is many metres above the sea and over the years quite a few people have jumped off here, usually at night maybe so others are not there to stop them. A couple of years ago there was a well documented murder here too. Bit grusome, but in good weather a very popular vantage point.

Note from a local scuba diver.
One of the busiest tourist sites in Sydney is The Gap. This notorious place is visited by virtually every Japanese tourist that comes to the City, with bus after bus dropping them off for a few minutes to see the spectacular views of the ocean and North Head. The Gap gained its notoriety as Sydney's number one suicide location, a place where people jumped off the high cliffs to meet their maker (I was once on a boat in the Harbour and we pulled a body aboard - we later learnt that the poor girl had jumped from The Gap a few days earlier).
The Gap is also the location where the ship Dunbar was wrecked in August 1857 while trying to enter Sydney Harbour. Every single person on board bar one (James Johnson) was killed when the ship ran straight into the cliff during a gale.

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