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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Originally Posted by tdw View Post
I confess I had to check that myself. I knew it was Bare Island but didn't know the name of the fort .... imaginatively enough it is Bare Island Fort.

Forts Banks is on Cape Banks barely one nautical mile distant.

BIF was built against the possibility of the Russians invading NSW in the 19th century so it was absolutely pointless. Fort Banks was WWII era.
Interesting stuff. I've sailed past Botany Bay a couple of times and sailed on Botany Bay a couple of times and must have flown over Botany Bay hundreds of times... and yet never knew a Fort (or two!) was even there.

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