"In a country at the top of the world, or the bottom according to your point of view, there's a city that's built around a harbour. So instead of getting around on trains, buses, cars alike, some of the people that live there have to travel in boats, which are called ferries. This is a story about the smallest of all the ferries, whose name is Fred."
Ferry Boat Fred is an Australian children's TV program which was first broadcast in 1992. The main character is a ferry in Sydney Harbour named Fred , along with his older sister Kate , two other ferries, Lou and Bill , as well as Jean, a really jolly and colourful submarine. There is also The Captain, a Koala who is always found asleep behind Fred's wheel. Fred has a voluntary deckkie (deck hand) named Pete, a "know-it-all" Pelican who befriends Fred and follows him around the harbour, assisting Fred and tying him up at Wallaby Wharf.