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Oliver Hill Battery, Rottnest Island
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Oliver Hill Battery is located in Rottnest Island. Oliver Hill Battery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Rottnest Island Edition.
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The huge gun was state of the art when installed prior to World War 2. It had a range of 29 kilometres to protect shipping to Fremantle. The volunteer guides give an entertaining and informative tour ... read more »
As soon as we mentioned that there was a 'big gun' at the top of Oliver Hill our children needed no more incentive than that to reach the top, although depending on your level of fitness if you are cy... read more »
Very few West Australians are aware of how close the Japanese came to invading West Australia in 1942. Broome in the north was bombed as part of an attack on the top end of Australia. Here on Rottnest... read more »
When me, my mum and little brother went to Rottnest Island, one of the things we did was go to the Oliver Hill Battery. We road on bikes that we rented to the bass of the hill where we parked our bikes and walked up the hill to the gun. While we waited for our tour to start I looked at the many World War II news clippings such as the Pearl Harbor Bombing. to what I learnt Fremantel was a in-portent harbor and Perth was under threat of a Japanese invasion and the gun was made to keep it safe. The gun is 3 stores. The bottom loaded shells while the top fired them. some of the tour was under ground and the stored shells their and had their dinning room there and many other things.
In my youngest years I painted the gun. With olive green paint. And working in the bunker was fun. I reckon you should visit this site. Because there's a bit of historical value here 😀.
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