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Coastal and Harbour Defences of Sydney Australia

Steele Point

Named after one of the joint Secretaries to the Treasury in England in Governor Phillip's time and is often wrongly spelled 'Steel'. It is sometimes called Shark Point. It contains a battery, comprising 2 gunpits with associated magazines etc, built in 1871 originally housing 68 pounder  Muzzle Loaders (ML's) to 1894 then replaced by 5 inch Breech Loaders, removed around 1907.


Copyright 2002 Coastal Gunner
this page updated 24th Jan 2002