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The First Shot Commemoration

5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared in London. The shot was fired in order to prevent the German merchant vessel SS Pfalz from escaping Port Phillip to the open sea. The shot was successful – the Pfalz surrendered. To acknowledge this historic occasion, a public commemoration will be held at the Parade Ground within the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean National Park from 11am - 1pm. The anniversary will coincide with the opening of conservation and visitor experience improvements at Fort Nepean that will enhance the telling of Point Nepean’s war time heritage stories. A free shuttle bus will operate between the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean on this day from 12noon - 5pm to provide general public with access to Fort Nepean (spaces are limited - book early).
When:
5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm
Cost:
Free
Booking info:
Booking not required to attend the event. Pre-register for the free shuttle bus operating between the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean from 12noon - 5pm on this day at www.thefirstshot.com.au.
Where:
Point Nepean National Park
Accessibility Information:
Event is accessible to all abilities. Gun Emplacement 6 has restricted access due to steps. Fort Nepean will be closed to the public from 8am - 12noon on 5 August.

Event organiser

The First Shot Committee
> www.thefirstshot.com.au

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