This "small landing place' was a wooden construction which is approximately the same size of the current existing jetty.
As the years go by, the jetty was repaired and improved, but ceased to be used exclusively by the Governor.
It was around 1850, the "Stone Pier" as it was called then, was used by the ships that anchored nearby. This ships often comprised of warships, hence the origination of the name "Man O'War Steps".
Unfortunately for the best parts of 120 years, there were a lot of disagreements as who should take responsibility of the steps constant maintenance and policing.
"From these Steps 2215 officers and sailors of the RAN left to serve their country in the Great War 1914-18, and the Second World War 1939-45, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam, never to return to enjoy the fruits of their labours in their native land." (Tranter 1990)
In commemoration of our fallen soldiers on ANZAC day, perhaps we should also visit the "Man O'War Steps. Say a prayer and heed to our thoughts of yesterday.
"LEST WE FORGET"
Address: Macquarie Street, Man-O-War Jetty alongside Sydney Opera House, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates: Lat: -33.858009
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
My gratitude is extended to John who diligently pointed out this historical site. Thank you.