View Full Version : Fort Lytton, Brisbane discussion

12-14-2005, 04:25 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile12766/Fort-Lytton,-Brisbane.htm>Fort Lytton, Brisbane</a></b><br><br>For around 60 years Fort Lytton guarded the Brisbane River from river attack. Construction of the fort commenced in 1880 to protect the fledgling city of Brisbane. The Fort is a classical nineteenth century design, consisting of concrete re-enforced bunkers concealed beneath grassy embankments, all behind a deep moat. [Actually, for what it is worth, it looks a lot like Fort Mc Henry in Baltimore, an eighteenth century fort, so things did not change much in a hundred years!] The original fort design included four gun pits, however in the 1890's the fort defences were expanded to include an additional two pits, into which the original 64 pounders of the fort were moved. Until federation, the Fort was the main defence instillation of Queensland, and the volunteer defence force held annual encampments at the fort.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/294544FLB.jpg>

12-14-2005, 06:26 AM
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He's got heaps of top vr's from all around south east QLD and and far north NSW Australia and heaps of other ereas.....

Nice work Dude.....Had to drop your link here cause it fits so neat!.... ;)

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