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Failed attempt to enter Fort Scratchley Military Museum and the Newcastle, Australia forshore - 1 of 2 - 13th February 2002

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From: Frank
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 21:59:51 +1000
Subject: cannon
To:  lachlan@melbpc.org.au 

Lachlan

I was browsing for another site and found yours.  Your reference to the  
" gun" got up my nose, a cannon is a piece which is loaded from the  
muzzel (thats the front end of the cannon )  I was stationed at the fort  
during the war (2ww) then I was transferred to a new battery on the  
breakwater at Nobbys Head when the jap submarine shelled Newcastle. The  
name of the battery was Rail Bat,we had 2 2 pounders of first ww  
vintage. They were a German gun captured and brought back to Aus.  They  
were of 1919 vintage.  I happened to be on duty that night when the  
shelling started I saw 5 shots directed at the Steelworks then they  
started coming our way one shell landed on Nobbys Head, one landed in  
the Customs House and the others were scattered around Newcastle.  
Luckily none of them exploded and I often used to think it was a stunt  
put on by our mob to raise money for the war effort.It was never proved  
that it was a Jap sub.  I hope this has been a bit of interest to you 
and remember it is a gun not a cannon. 

Frank

Newcastle forshore Newcastle forshore Ocean Baths View from outside Fort Scratchley View from outside Fort Scratchley
Newcastle forshore Newcastle forshore Ocean Baths View from outside Fort Scratchley View from outside Fort Scratchley
Fort Scratchley Fort Scratchley I.D. finding the inside of the Cannon very interesting Cannon A bit passed 4pm - Fort Scratchley is closed
Fort Scratchley Fort Scratchley I.D. finding the inside of the Cannon very interesting Cannon A bit passed 4pm - Fort Scratchley is closed
Dry Ditch Fort Scratchley Military Museum Dry Ditch Lachlan and Guardhouse Lachlan and Cannon
Dry Ditch Fort Scratchley Military Museum Dry Ditch Lachlan and Guardhouse Lachlan and Cannon
Cannon Ocean Baths salt water swimming pools The sea Lachlan and anchor I. D. and anchor
Cannon Ocean Baths salt water swimming pools The sea Lachlan and anchor I. D. and anchor
Bird on street light Bird on street light Bird on street light Bird on street light Bird on street light
Bird on street light Bird on street light Bird on street light Bird on street light Bird on street light
Bird in the air Bird on street light Bird on street light Nobbys Head Attention, you are at risk of injury or death
Bird in the air Bird on street light Bird on street light Nobbys Head Attention, you are at risk of injury or death


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