Spike; unknown; BMHC_14145
SpikeAbout this object
Hand forged iron spike or large nail. Part of the tip has been lost to corrosion.
Found with the aid of a metal detector on the site of the artillery battery at 'Fort Cormiston' on the West Tamar, Tasmania.
19th CenturyMedium and Materials
147mm (l) x 19mm(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.
Ernie Bennett collectionObject Type
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