Published Resources Details Conference Paper
- Fortification, Federation and a Single Shot in Anger: Green Hill Fort, Thursday Island
- Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
- Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 77-84
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.
Related Published resources
- Baker, Keith (ed.), Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, 262 pp, https://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;isbn=1740922155;res=IELENG. Details