Cooks River: Summer by Sydney Long. Image: National Gallery of Australia. Sydney Long painted a number of paintings depicting the "pretty little river" including the one above.

Cooks River: Summer by Sydney Long. Image: National Gallery of Australia. Sydney Long painted a number of paintings depicting the "pretty little river" including the one above.

Rowing on Cooks River, Earlwood, ca 1890s. Earlwood NSW - Canterbury Commons

Rowing on Cooks River, Earlwood, ca 1890s. Earlwood NSW - Canterbury Commons

View of Cooks River from Riverview Road, Earlwood, 1904

View of Cooks River from Riverview Road, Earlwood, 1904

Throughout the nineteenth century, the Cooks River was popular with swimmers; Sydney Long's painting, By Tranquil Waters, 1894, records the scene at its junction with Wolli Creek.

Throughout the nineteenth century, the Cooks River was popular with swimmers; Sydney Long's painting, By Tranquil Waters, 1894, records the scene at its junction with Wolli Creek.

Always wondered where the Cooks River originally ran…… and now I know….. 2014

Always wondered where the Cooks River originally ran…… and now I know….. 2014

Boating, Cooks River c1910

Boating, Cooks River c1910

Dam and tannery at Cooks River, Canterbury, 1901

Dam and tannery at Cooks River, Canterbury, 1901

Steel Park River Patrol Lifesaving Club 1932 | The Dictionary of Sydney

Steel Park River Patrol Lifesaving Club 1932 | The Dictionary of Sydney

A great white shark was spotted lurking close to the bank of Alexandra Canal in Mascot in Sydney's south on Saturday. Its dorsal fin could be seen in the water as the animal headed towards the river bank

Great White shark filmed lurking in inner Sydney canal

A great white shark was spotted lurking close to the bank of Alexandra Canal in Mascot in Sydney's south on Saturday. Its dorsal fin could be seen in the water as the animal headed towards the river bank

View from above the river at the Thomas Holt lookout...

View from above the river at the Thomas Holt lookout...

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