HIGH CROSS PARK AIR RAID SLIT TRENCHES
RANDWICK, SYDNEY, NSW
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

During excavations for the underground electrical substation at High Cross Park, Randwick in Sydney, New South Wales in about May 2017, the Sydney Light Rail Project unearthed some zig-zagged WWII air raid slit trenches. The Project team stopped work to investigate what they had found and record it for historical purposes. A full archaeological report will be completed by the Sydney Light Rail heritage experts.

Many city councils in Australia provided above ground air raid shelters and slit trenches in public areas such as parks. Slit trenches were often lined with sandbags and corrugated iron sheeting. After the war these trenches were filled in with dirt and rubble.

 


Photo:- “1943 AUSIMAGE © Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd”

Air Raid Slit Trenches in High Cross Park, Randwick, Sydney in 1943

 


Photo:- Sydney Light Rail Project Facebook Page, used with permission

Zig-zagged air raid slit trenches dug up in High Cross Park

 


Photo:- Sydney Light Rail Project Facebook Page, used with permission

 


Photo:- Sydney Light Rail Project Facebook Page, used with permission

 


Photo:- Sydney Light Rail Project Facebook Page, used with permission

 


Photo:- Sydney Light Rail Project Facebook Page, used with permission

 


Photo:- Sydney Light Rail Project Facebook Page, used with permission

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank the Admin of the Sydney Light Rail Project Facebook page for their assistance with this web page.

I'd also like to thank Richard Lemon for his assistance with this web page.

 

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