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.

Continue reading The North Head Fort

Visit to the old Gladesville / Tarban Creek Mental Asylum

On the weekend I went for a walk with some friends to check out an old semi-abandoned mental asylum near Sydney. Unfortunately the main bulk of the Asylum was demolished for apartments, but there is still some stuff to see in this now complex. I remember seeing the old mental asylum as a child playing ruby for a near by horrible boarding school. I remember patients wandering around the fences in hand cuffs. It looked like a miserable place and I can’t say I mourn its loss. Thankfully, the older areas still exist.

Continue reading Visit to the old Gladesville / Tarban Creek Mental Asylum