Located on the eastern side of Gemo Island bordering Fairfax Harbor towards Port Moresby.
One of the Port Moresby
Gun Batteries. During the middle of April 1944, built by the Australian 8th Army
Troops Company / Royal Engineers built a gun battery facing eastward.
It accommodated two 6 pound guns, with a concrete ammunition storage
area and bunker behind it. They used building materials transported
to the island by barge and a small trolley system. Two pillboxes
were built on the beach and a small dock. An encampment area was
located to the side of the guns, halfway up the hillside.
The foundation of the battery and pillboxes are still present
to this day.
Batteries by Reg Kidd & Ray Neal details the history of this gun battery
Coastal Gun Batteries of Port Moresby - Then & Now by John Douglas
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February 4, 2018