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Bare Island Fort

Location: , La Perouse, NSW 2036

Constructed: 1881-1889

In 1885 there were concerns that invasion from Russia was imminent. Bare Island Fort was built to protect ‘Sydney’s back door’ - Botany Bay. The Bare Island Fort Tour takes you into a world of military pride, fascinating scandals and hidden secrets. We bring out the big guns to impress! You may recognise Bare Island as the location for some thrilling action sequences in the recent Hollywood movie, Mission Impossible 2.

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Name of item: Bare Island Fort
Type of item: Landscape
Collection: Landscape - Cultural
Category: Fortification
Location: , La Perouse, NSW 2036
Local Govt: Randwick
Designer: Col. Sir Peter Scratchley, Sir William Jervois, Gustave Morell, James Barnet (Colonial Architect)
Builder: John McLeod (NSW Department of Public Works)
Constructed: 1881-1889
Current use: Historic site, tourist attraction
Former use: Aboriginal land, Military fortification, War Veterans Home, Museum