The tunnels of North Head Fort

If you haven’t already checked out part one of this. I strongly suggest you do! Don’t worry, I will wait while you go and check it out.

These photos were taken during the official tour. It started off by showing us a lot of things that went bang and another thing that looked cool and gave off as much light as a small sun. Continue reading The tunnels of North Head Fort

The North Head Fort

I had a nice walk around the North Head Fort. It is an old facility that made up part of Sydney Harbor’s defenses and the coastal defenses network of Australia.

From 1934, defence facilities were installed on the headland but were wound down in 1945. From 1953, there was a School of Artillery and it used the former defence facilities. The harbour reserve was established in 1979. The School of Artillery relocated to Puckapunyal army base in Victoria in 1998, but an artillery museum remains on the headland. In 2001, the site was passed to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for management. In 2010 the artillery collection was moved to the Army Museum Bandiana in Victoria; the Trust plans to establish an exhibition on the defence of Sydney on the site. There are still remains of the gun emplacements and artificial tunnels used by the army, many of which can be seen either by the public or on guided tours.

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Was a Mayan Temple found in Australia?

Short answer, no. But many years ago a wonderful building was located in Pyrmont here in Sydney. The building was designed by the great Walter Burley Griffin. You may know him as the guy who designed the capital city of Australia. The building in this case was an incinerator. Built to handle some of the waste of the growing city of Sydney. It lasted from the 1930s to 1992 when it was demolished by Meriton to build another throw away apartment block. Such a sad ending. They even destroyed the artwork that made this building so unique.

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The crashed spaceship of Coober Pedy

In 2000 a film called Pitch Black was filmed here in Australia. It was filmed near the remote outback town of Coober Pedy. A town well known for amazing opals and it’s underground town. The space ship is the set used for the external shots of the crashed transporter. After filming wrapped up it was left for locals to claim and today sits in the yard of the Opal Cave Shop in Coober Pedy gathering dust. Continue reading The crashed spaceship of Coober Pedy