Some photos from a photo walk I did around Fort Scratchley in Newcastle in April 2016. Fort Scratchley is an interesting place. It sits atop Flagstaff Hill and was originally built in 1882 to defend against a possible Russian attack. It’s probably best known for returning fire during the shelling of Newcastle by the Japanese on June 8, 1942.
It’s a museum now and an interesting place to spend an hour or two, you can really feel a strong sense of history and the past walking around. It also still keeps the seafaring tradition of firing a gun in tandem with a ball drop, which happens at 1pm every day and is definitely interesting to see and photograph.
It was raining heavily when I went but I was still pretty happy with the photos. I’ll have to go back for a proper tour at some stage when the weather is a bit better.
Photos © CJ Levinson 2016