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Gun at Fort Scratchley. This 6 inch Mark VII Breech Loading (B.L.) Gun was installed 1910-11 and helped to protect Newcastle during both World Wars. On the morning of 8 June 1942, it was used to fight off a Japanese Submarine attacking Newcastle.

Fort Scratchley is a former coastal defence installation and now museum, located in Newcastle East, NSW, Australia.

The Fort was built in 1882 to defend the city against a possible Russian attack. After the Australian Army left the site in 1972 the buildings and guns were restored.

Canon, 400D, as is.

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fort scratchley, newcastle, australia, naval, navy, guns, army, australiana, military, war, weapons, defence, coastal defence installation, pounder

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • sedge808
    sedge808over 3 years ago

    Now that’s a big nose ~!!
    I really like that green too.

  • Yes, it does look a bit like that!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    Mmmm … reminds me of Pinocchio or Mr Squiggle. A good angle on this fascinating gun & a nice shot overall Mike.

  • Haha – one for the imagination. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 3 years ago

    Great shot Michael. I like the way you’ve positioned yourself for this shot.

  • Thanks John. Yes, I tried a few different angles.

    – Michael John

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    It’s Pinocchio !!… Nice one Michael – Cool shot !

  • I thought the same thing! Thanks Gail.

    – Michael John

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 3 years ago

    Great shot Michael … sounds like you’ve been stomping around my territory … wish I had known. You know we let the gun off on special occasions and especially when the cruise ships come in and out of port … its always a great thrill to hear it. Hope you walked out on the breakwall … its magic out beyond Nobbys

  • I didn’t get to hear it go off but it is great area to explore all around the foreshore there – as you know! Thanks Bev.

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – Michael John

  • StephenRB
    StephenRBover 3 years ago

    looks like something from star wars, – like the colour

  • It does a bit! Thanks Stephen.

    – Michael John

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in a Special Tribute to Hosts in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group

    Please see Hosts of Features for 2011 and leave comments or find a new group to join!!

  • Thanks heaps for the feature and the fave Cee. Much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    A terrific salute to a hero of the past!!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thanks for the great comment B!

    – Michael John

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasover 3 years ago

    Great composition!

  • Thanks Wanda.

    – Michael John

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