BICKLEY BATTERY
ROTTNEST ISLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
DURING WW2

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Photo: Vic Jeffery

Command Post at Bickley Battery, Rottnest island, WA in the 1990's

 


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The crumbling Command post at Bickley Battery in the 1990's

 


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6 inch gun emplacement, Bickley Battery, Rottnest Island, WA

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery

Views of sections of the Bickley Battery as the area look in the early 2000's.

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery

Views of sections of the Bickley Battery as the area look in the early 2000's.

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery Collection

A view of one of the two 6-inch guns mounted at Bickley Battery having
its barrel cleaned. This is an early photo as none of the associated
facilities, barbed wire, greenery, camouflage, etc. are in place.

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery Collection

Painted in their drab camouflage scheme, a view of the two
gun shields for the 6-inch guns of Bickley Battery on Rottnest
Island awaiting rail transport from the foreshore to the battery site.

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery Collection

6 inch gun shield being moved into position at Bickley Battery 

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery Collection

Bickley Battery in about 1960, showing a 6-inch barrel on blocks with the emplacement
and gun shield visible on the left. Note the weather protection which had been erected.

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery

A shot of a 6-inch gun barrel retrieved from Bickley Battery on
Rottnest Island now on display at the former Kingstown Barracks,
now an environmental centre for school children.

 


Photo: Vic Jeffery Collection

Scrap on Rottnest Island

 

Army Stores buildings on Rottnest Island

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 I'd like this thank Vic Jeffery for his assistance with this home page.

 

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