Nail; unknown; BMHC_14143
NailAbout 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.
manufacturerMedium and Materials
102 (l) x 13mm(w( (at head)Subject and Association Keywords
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.
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