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A Virtual Tour of Fort Lytton - The Exterior


Looking towards the Fort from the Quarantine station buildings
We enter the general Fort area through the top gate near the Quarantine station buildings.
  • Details: The area in the distance is the rear of the external 64pdr gun positions - beyond them is the WW2 searchlight position, while to the right we can see the engine room of the Fort while above that the WW2 hood just visible


Early 20th Century Searchlight Position
Early 20th Century Search Light Postion
  • Built: 1903
  • Details: Early 20th Century searchlight position for the Fort.


WW2 SearchLight
WW2 SearchLight
  • Built: 1942 / 1943
  • Details: Searchlight position constructed WW2. The room below housed the engine that also powered the opening of the boom gate.
WW2 Searchlight


WW2 Submarine Boom Winch Foundations
WW2 Submarine Boom Winch Foundations

  • Built: 1942 / 1943
  • Details: This was for the boom defence gate utilised during WW2. A ship anchored opposite provided power for closing the gate.


Vista

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64pdr RML
64Pdr RML
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  • Details: Both Guns were originally restored by the Arms Collector's Guild of Queensland Inc, the photo to the right illustrates a 64 being fired by the recreated Brisbane Garrison Battery (the latter being part of the Queensland Colonial Association).
64pdr Firing

rear view of the 64pdr positions.
Gun Positions 5 & 6 - The 64pdrs. This is a rear view of the 64pdr positions.
Providing another field of fire to cover the torpedoes, these were also used for training purposes.

  • Built: 1893
  • Details: The 64pdrs were originally located in the the Fort (GP 3 & 4).
    With the rearming of the fort, the guns were relocated here.


Ammunition Store for 64pdr positions - note the protective berm

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Rear of Fort Rear of Fort

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Unexploded Detonator Store Unexploded Detonator Store

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Looking back toward the quarantine station buildings

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Torpedo Store Rail Tracks Torpedo Store Rail Tracks

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The Fort Lytton Museum

  • Built: Originally 1893 / Refurbished 1988 (?)
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24pdr Carron Muzzleloading Gun
24pdr Carron Muzzleloading Gun - "The Killer Gun"

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  • Details: One of twelve given to Queensland after Governor Bowen' appeal for assistance.
    This gun was the piece that centered around the accident that saw two artillerymen - Walsh and Wilkie - lose their lives while firing a salute.
    The cause of the accident was that the gun was not sponged out correctly, causing burning embers to pre-ignite the charge.


Fort Gates
Across the Bridge and through the gates - the interior of the Fort will now be revealed.........
{click to the gates to enter}
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Guard at Gates


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