An Afternoon at Fort Scratchley

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

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