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Author
Ginn, Geoff; Grimwade, Gordon
Title
Fortification, Federation and a Single Shot in Anger: Green Hill Fort, Thursday Island
In
Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 77-84
ISBN/ISSN
1740922155
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=520511459310982;res=IELENG
Abstract

Green Hill Fort, Thursday Island, can be regarded as a Federation icon. Constructed 1891-1893 under the supervision of military engineer Major Edward Druitt and civilian foreman George Cryle, the fort represents a decisive common act for national defence as the various colonies edged towards nationhood. Recent conservation and interpretation work at the fort has stabilised deteriorating fabric and elements, and provides a platform for visitor interpretation of the site's colourful history.

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