March 4th, 2014

Point Peron Battery

Cape/Point Peron was an artillery battery constructed in 1942 to protect the west coast of Australia during WW2. It never fired in anger and was decommissioned only a few years later in 1944, when it came apparent that the war wasn't coming in its direction.
What survives is an observation post, a control room and two gun emplacements with ammunition bunkers. Supposedly there were also tunnels running all through the complex, but I couldn't see any sign of them on this trip. It's thought that the government dynamited them for public safety, though I for one, would of signed a waiver for some great photos.
The site was left mostly as is until the early 1990's, when concrete paths were paved joining all the sites up.
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