What I saw in October 2010

Recycle from My Wollongong & Sydney Photoblog.

Wollongong’s cannons

Posted on October 2, 2010 by Neil

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See Smiths Hill Fort at Cliff Road.

Since the end of the Crimean War (1853-1856) there have been at least two scares of the Russians invading Australia. These resulted in Royal Commissions, which urged an upgrading of Wollongong’s port defences. The outcome was that in 1873 the NSW Government received 23 cannons, all 80-pounders, as a gift from the Imperial Government. This was followed in 1879 by three 68-pounder Crimean War relics being relocated from Sydney to Wollongong and placed on Flagstaff Hill. These guns were mounted on wooden bases…

Rainy day in West Wollongong: magpie

Posted on October 4, 2010 by Neil

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Morning

Posted on October 6, 2010 by Neil

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Coal mining memorial

Posted on October 7, 2010 by Neil

This memorial (1995) is outside Wollongong Library.

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Mount Keira Road gardens — 2

Posted on October 24, 2010 by Neil

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Mount Keira Road gardens — 3

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Neil

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