A few pictures from my recent trip to New South Wales...
Fort Scratchley was built during the 1880s' to protect Newcastle from (at that time) a possible Russian attack
As history would have it, the fort did not see active service until June 1942 when it engaged a Japanese submarine which attacked the harbour area and the industry around it
The tour through its subterranean galleries is quite cool
This is fired everyday at noon
Formerly a 'disappearing gun'
One of the guns that engaged the Japanese submarine
This Matilda II is located in Singleton NSW and saw service in New Guinea.