Married quarters

georgieboy98

YANCHEP, Australia

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These four chimneys are all that is left of the Officers’ Married Quarters in the Victoria Settlement at Port Essington in Australia’s Arnhem Land. What is interesting here is that the chimneys are a great example of the then Cornish round chimney and does rather indicate that, amongst the Marines were one or more Cornishmen.
Construction was in ironstone, which was used extensively in the settlement and which was quarried on site. Timber was also used and the lime mortar and rendering on the interior walls was probably made from coral and shells in one of the kilns in the settlement.
For the record this is in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park right at the top of the Northern Territory
Sony A55V, 16-80 Zeiss lens

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