Nail; unknown; BMHC_14143


Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre



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', Brownfields Lane, Riverside, Tasmania.



Maker Role


Medium and Materials

metal (iron)


102 (l) x 13mm(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


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.


Ernie Bennett collection

Object Type

hardware (components)

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