East Point Military Reserve - NT

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DEG: -12.406531 130.820182
DMS: 12º 24' 23.51" S 130º 49' 12.63" E
UTM: 52 L 8627817mN 697872mE
Altitude: 7.85m

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Alec Fong Lim Dr
East Point NT 0820
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East Point played a particular role in the naval strategy of Australia and Britain. Also of significance was the role of the artillery units and the later establishment of a Royal Australian Artillery Association Museum at the site.The gun emplacement precinct comprises much of the north eastern section of the peninsula. The area includes 150mm and 230mm gun emplacements and a plotting room. The main sites are easily linked by pedestrian access and comprise examples of early sites from the build up period to the post-bombing period. Council has restored to original condition Anti Aircraft gun emplacements which are open for viewing just to the East of the main entry to East Point, 250 metres along Colivas RoadDudley Point has considerable military heritage value, for example, it is possible to see wartime steel boom net relics, which in 1941 stretched 6km across the Harbour from East Point. The net was designed to prevent enemy entry of submarines and it was only lowered for friendly vessels.Ruins of many facilities relating to the boom net are still at East Point. Boom net anchorages and an observation tower are still evident today. After the War the East Point area continued to be used by the military. Its chief use at this time was for horse stables. It was in the 1960s that the Royal Artillery Association commenced work on the artillery museum, which was eventually opened in 1969. The aviation and naval sections followed in 1972 and 1974. The National Trust has an excellent book for those interested in more detail. 'East Point — A History of the Military Precinct' by Peter Dermoudy and Penny Cook is available at the National Trust offices, Myilly Point.
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Closest Weather Station

Darwin Harbour at 17/04:00pm CST
Distance from East Point Military Reserve 7.78km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
32.8°C°C%°ChPa-mmENE13km/hr
7knots
22km/hr
12knots

Closest Climatic Station

Darwin Airport
Distance from East Point Military Reserve 8.08km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.431.932.732.030.630.531.432.633.233.332.6
Mean Min. °C24.824.724.524.022.119.919.320.423.024.925.325.3
Mean Rain mm423.8374.6322.1101.221.31.91.25.015.770.2139.3251.3

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