Colonial to 1899

Fort Nepean – Understanding the trace – Part 1: Point Nepean 1878: Battery No. 1 & Battery No. 2

The author believes there are no previous in-depth examination of the two temporary sand-bag gun batteries constructed at Point Nepean during 1878-1882. Utilizing contemporary newspaper descriptions and five 1882 Fort Nepean drawings from the Australian National Archives collection, this article provides a comprehensive description of these two significant 19th Century defence works.

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