The South Channel Fort is a reminder of Port Phillip Bay's early history as part of the defence lines for Melbourne. The artificial island was
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South Channel Fort
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The South Channel Fort is a reminder of Port Phillip Bay's early history as part of the defence lines for Melbourne. The artificial island was constructed in the 1880s to illuminate the channel at night and electronically explode mines under attacking ships coming through the Heads.
A system of antiquated gun emplacements and tunnels are a feature of the island which is now a significant refuge for seabirds.
The Popes Eye was initially proposed for defence purposes but the partially constructed artificial island was never completed.
27 Nov 2013
Walking tracks in the Mt Samaria State Park are receiving some care and attention thanks to some very active and enthusiastic members of the Benalla Bush Walking Club. Benalla Bushwalking Club volunteers have been assisting Parks Victoria rangers to clear sections of the various walking tracks using hand tools! The…