Nail; unknown; BMHHC_14142

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Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

Name/Title

Nail

About this object

Large hand forged iron nail with a slight bend in bottom half.
Found with the aid of a metal detector on the site of the artillery battery at 'Fort Cormiston' on the West Tamar, Tasmania.

Maker

unknown

Maker Role

manufacturer

Medium and Materials

metal (iron)

Measurements

100 (l) x 16mm(w( (at head)

Subject and Association Keywords

military training camps

Subject and Association Keywords

Cormiston, Tasmania, Australia

Subject and Association Keywords

Riverside, Tasmania, Australia

Subject and Association Keywords

Tamar River, Tasmania

Subject and Association Keywords

artillery

Subject and Association Keywords

batteries, (platforms)

Subject and Association Keywords

nails (fasteners)

Subject and Association Description

The artillery battery, 'Fort Cormiston', on the western side of the Tamar River, Tasmania, was built 1864-66 to guard the approach to Launceston in case of attack. Periodic drills were held there by the Launceston Volunteer Artillery Corps. In 1884 the guns were removed and not replaced. It was then used as a magazine for Launceston Council until 1891.
Refer to: Richardson, P. (ed.), On the Tide, vol. 1, p. 78.

Collection

Ernie Bennett collection

Object Type

hardware (components)

Object number

BMHHC_14142

Copyright Licence  

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