Photographer: Nina Hamilton

Underneath the popular Princes Park in Battery Point, a disused, fully intact subterranean magazine can be found. Built in 1840 to carry 144 barrels of powder, or 200 rounds, the Prince of Wales Battery became a public recreation ground in the 1880s. Explore the subterranean space, designed as a ‘room within a room’ to absorb the shock of accidental blast.

Address: Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

Highlights: Heritage listed, subterranean magazine

Building specs: Type: Magazine. Year Built: Unknown. Architect: Unknown


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