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weapon - Cannon Balls

From the Collection of Phillip Island and District Historical Society Inc. Heritage Centre 89 Thompson Avenue COWES VICTORIA

Description
Cannon ball, black cast iron, minor rusting - one of three.
Size
6.5 cm diameter, 3lb
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Object Registration
437
Keywords
fort dumaresq, cannon, samuel wright, 3 pound cannon ball, oswald underdown
Historical information
One of three Cannon Balls found c1920 on the north side of Rhyll by Oswald Underdown. It is presumed to be from the 1826 British battery Fort Dumaresq. This together with the settlement near Corinella was set up to deter the French from taking possession of the area.
When Made
Prior to 1826
Made By
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Last updated
5 Mar 2019 at 4:12PM