C1885

Our Defences: A Nine-Inch Gun, Queenscliff Battery.

Scarce Australian military engraving of the gun pointed from Fort Queenscliff across Port Phillip Heads to Point Nepean. The fort at Queenscliff, in Victoria, Australia, dates from 1860 when an open battery was constructed on Shortland’s Bluff to defend the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Our Defences: A Nine-Inch Gun, Queenscliff Battery.

Date:

C1885

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

338mm 
x 228mm
AUTHENTICITY
Our Defences: A Nine-Inch Gun, Queenscliff Battery. - Antique View from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

Scarce Australian military engraving of the gun pointed from Fort Queenscliff across Port Phillip Heads to Point Nepean. The fort at Queenscliff, in Victoria, Australia, dates from 1860 when an open battery was constructed on Shortland’s Bluff to defend the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. The Fort, which underwent major redevelopment in the late 1870s and 1880s, became the headquarters for an extensive chain of forts around Port Phillip Heads. Its garrison included volunteer artillery, engineers, infantry and naval militia, and it was manned as a coastal defense installation continuously from 1883 to 1946.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF ; AS 04-05-85 P.73

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