Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

NSW: Joint Presentation with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust - LTCOL Peter Sweeney RFD (Retd) "Japanese Attacks on Sydney Harbour 1942" and MAJ Chris Ballantyne (Retd) Tunnel Inspection of Historic Artillery Emplacements at Georges Heights"

  • 16 Mar 2018
  • 11:15 - 14:00
  • Headland Park at Georges Heights off Middle Head Road Mosman


Friday 16 March 2018

The Institute, with the assistance of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, will be holding a presentation on the:

“JAPANESE ATTACKS ON SYDNEY HARBOUR in 1942” by Military Historian LTCOL Peter
Sweeney, RFD (Retd).

The presentation will be followed by a

TUNNEL INSPECTION OF HISTORIC ARTILLERY EMPLACEMENTS AT GEORGES HEIGHTS” by Military Historian and
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Guide, MAJ ChrisBallantine (Retd).

When: Friday 16 March 2018 Timing: 1115h to1400h
Where: Headland Park at Georges Heights, off MiddleHead Road, Mosman
Transport: Options include driving to and parking in Best Avenue, off Middle Head Road OR in Suakin Drive, off Middle Head Road; or catching
the B244 Bus direct from Carrington Street, near Wynyard and alighting at the Cobbittee Street bus stop. Buses leave Carrington Street at 0935h, arriving at 1009h, or 1037h, arriving
at 1110h. Other public transport options can be accessed on NSW Government Trip Planner on transportnsw.info

Conduct of the Event: A power point presentation will be given in Trust’s Board Room,
followed by a short walk to a vantage point over Sydney Harbour where an oral presentation will take place. This will be followed by a tunnel inspection of the historic artillery emplacements near the Gunners’ Barracks.
Where to Meet: Meet at Frenchy’s Café in Best Avenue off Middle Head Road at 1115h.
What to Bring: Walking shoes, hat, water and umbrella should the weather be inclement.
Cost: Cost for members will be $10.
Fitness Levels: A moderate amount of walking is involved. Some vehicles will be available to assist our less mobile members.
Booking: It is essential that you book with the RUSI NSW Office (Phone: 02 93932325) by Wednesday 14 March 2018.
Lunch: Lunch and coffee can be purchased from Frenchy’s Café.
Toilets: Toilets are located on site.



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