10:30am to 11:30am on Tuesday, 22 October
Harbour Trust HQ, Building 28 Best Ave, Georges Heights, Mosman 2088
Members of the public are welcome to attend our Trust Talks, which are held every few months at one of our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour. You can find details of our next talk (4 September) below.
The Military History of Headland Park
The latest instalment in our series of free Trust Talks will explore the extensive military history of Mosman’s Headland Park.
Guest Presenter, Major Chris Ballantine of the Australian Army (retired), will discuss the significant role Headland Park played in the defence of Port Jackson between 1788 and 1945. He will also shine a light on Headland Park's various military fortifications (above and below ground) and the army units that were based in the area.
Today, Headland Park is managed by the Harbour Trust, which offers a tour of the surviving fortifications (see: Tunnels and Gunners Tour)
Major Chris Ballantine, Australian Army (retired) utilises his military knowledge in his role as a volunteer tour guide with the Harbour Trust at North Fort and Headland Park.
Chris is also associated with Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (NSW) Inc. In addition, he is the Secretary of Dee Why RSL sub-Branch and a member of Australia Remembers Committee for the Northern Beaches and North Shore.
Image caption: 80 pounder RML gun at Georges Heights, circa 1890, William Vosper (photographer), reproduced with the permission of the State Library of NSW, FL1231925
Attending our next Trust Talk at Mosman on Tuesday, 22 October?
By car: Drive along Middle Head Road, Mosman and turn off at Suakin Drive or Best Avenue for parking at Georges Heights. Free parking is available on site at the Suakin Drive car park and Crane Crescent car park (check restrictions).
By bus: Sydney Buses operate buses to Georges Heights on weekdays. The 244 service, which departs from Wynyard, stops along Middle Head Road, including at a bust stop just 200 metres from Harbour Trust HQ. For further information, including timetables, visit the Transport NSW website.
Related: Visiting Georges Heights
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