FIXED COAST DEFENCES
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2
Forts and Coastal Gun Batteries

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ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY DEFENCES IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

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Fixed Coast and Anti-Aircraft defences in Australia in September 1943 were organised as follows:-

New South Wales 2nd Australian Army
Northern Territory NT Force
Queensland 1st Australian Army
Victoria 2nd Australian Army
Western Australia 3rd Australian Corps

 

QUEENSLAND

Big Gun
155mm Gun at Logan Road, Springwood, Brisbane
Cowan Battery
(Cowan Cowan, Moreton Island)
Endeavour Battery
(Torres Strait)
False Cape Battery
( Cairns)
Fort Bribie
(Bribie Island)
Fort Kissing Point
(Townsville)
Fort Lytton
(Brisbane)
Fort Rous
(Moreton Island)
Goods Battery
(Torres Strait)
Headquarters for 40th Coastal Artillery Brigade (U.S. Army) Magazine Battery
(Townsville Harbour)
 Magnetic Island Forts
(Magnetic Island)
Millman Battery
(Torres Strait)
Pallarenda Battery
(Townsville)
Skirmish Battery
(
Bribie Island)
Turtle Battery
(Torres Strait)
   

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Banks Battery
(Sydney)
Breakwater Battery
(Kembla)
Drummond Battery
(Kembla)
Fort Redhead
Glenrock State Recreational Area
Fort Scratchley
(Newcastle)
Fort Wallace, Stockton near Newcastle, NSW (Wallace Battery)
Gun Emplacement, Middle Harbour, Chowder Bay
(Sydney)
Henry Battery
(Sydney)
Hornby Battery
(Sydney)
Iloura Battery
(Kembla)
Juno Point Battery
(Hawkesbury)
La Perouse Battery
(Sydney)
Malabar Battery
(Sydney)
Middle Battery
Middle Head Fortress
(Sydney)
North Battery
(Sydney)
Park Battery
(Newcastle)
Signal Battery
(Sydney)
Shelley Battery
(Sydney)
South Head Fort
or Hornby Battery

(Sydney)
Tomaree Battery
(Port Stephens)
West Battery
(Sydney)
West Head Battery
(Hawkesbury)
is this the West Battery?
Wollongong Hill, 60 Battery  

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Dudley Battery
(Darwin)
East Battery
(Darwin)
Emery Battery
(Darwin)

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Largs Battery
(Adelaide)
   

 

TASMANIA

Direction Battery
(Hobart)

Pierson Battery
(Hobart)
 

 

VICTORIA

Cribb Battery
(Port Phillip)
Crow's Nest Battery
(Port Phillip)
Fort Cheviot
Fort Franklin? Lonsdale Battery
(Port Phillip)
Fort Queenscliff
near Geelong
Nepean Battery
(Port Phillip)
Pearce Battery
(Port Phillip)
 

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Arthur's Head Battery Bickley Battery
(Rottnest Island)
Beacon Battery
(Garden Island)
Challenger Battery
also known as 'J' Battery
(Garden Island)
Collie? Battery
(Fremantle)
Geraldton Battery
(US Navy - 2 x 4" guns)
Harbour Battery
(Fremantle)
Leighton Battery, Buckland Hill
(northern side of Port Fremantle)
North and South Mole Battery
Oliver Hill Battery
(Rottnest Island)
Peron Battery
also known as 'K' Battery,
(Cape Peron, Rockingham)
Princess Royal Fortress
(Albany)
Rottnest Island Battery Rottnest Island Army Stores buildings Scriven Battery,
(Garden Island)
South Fremantle Swanbourne Battery
(Fremantle)
 

 

The following map is from the book "The Gunners - A History of Australian Artillery" by David Horner. It shows fixed defences in Australia, August 1944

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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