Ralph Snowball Collection Uni of Newcastle
Fort Scratchley, was formerly a coastal defence installation, now an interactive museum. Located in Newcastle East, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia (map below). Built in 1882 to defend the city against a possible Russian attack. However, its guns were not fired in anger until 8 June 1942, during the shelling of Newcastle by a Japanese submarine.
The Australian Army vacated the site in 1972.
The Fort is under constant restoration by our team of volunteers and we are pleased to welcome visitors during opening hours to take a paid guided tour led by our volunteer guides or just to freely explore the above ground site at your own pace.
The Fort also conducts paid guided tours through the extensive underground tunnel complex.
MUSIC of the Guns - 2017
Featuring the Australian Army Band Newcastle
and Guest Musicians.
Saturday 11th March, 2017
WHERE: Fort Scratchley Parade Ground
500 tickets ONLY - No gratis tickets.
ENTRY: By ticket ONLY, available from TICKETEK.
At the Civic Theater, on-line, in person or telephone 02 49 291977
Tickets available NOW until sold.
Further Details HERE
Research family or friends who served at the Fort
Contact the Research Centre directly HERE