Begun in 1860 as a Cannon Battery for the protection of Melbourne and Geelong from invaders on the water, this fort is a magnificent piece of Australian History…
By 1863 locals volunteers to man the three 68 pounder smooth bore muzzle loading ( ML ) cannon. By 1880 an Upper Battery and a Lower Batter were added with extra fire power.
Searchlights were added in 1886 to provide night-time illumination of targets.
In 1912 the fort achieved greater range and fire power…
The fort is currently home to the Soldier Career Management Agency, continuing the Queenscliff Military Tradition from 1860 to this present day.
( information taken from the viewing history board at the entrance to the fort )

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix G2 using a 14 – 42mm Four Thirds lens with
a touch of HDR ( x2 images ) using Dynamic Photo HDR.

I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 1 year ago

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture. Such beautiful brickwork. :o)

  • It was a fascinating location.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Very interesting write-up Larry to go along with this great image !

  • Thanks mate…It’s history makes for an interesting read…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Vi ringrazio, cari amici.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • seeingred13
    seeingred13over 1 year ago

    Gorgeous image. Love the history and noted the credit to the marker! Thanks, Larry!

  • You’r quite welcome…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    An imposing structure and well captured

  • The height in the foreground and the DOF in the wall worked really well together.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyover 1 year ago

    Well done Larry.
    Congratulate your fellow featured artists here.
    APRIL 2013

  • WOW…2 in 1
    Now this is truly a Bonus…
    Thanks again for appreciating my images.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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