Monday, July 3, 2017

Devonport's Disappearing 8 inch Gun Fires!



A massive 19th Century cannon mounted on top of an Auckland volcanic cone was fired on Monday, 3 July 2017, at 11:15am. I was there to capture the event on video.....

Fun....very Devonport... unclear who was in charge... or what the countdown would be... or when it would even start...
The firing of the so-called Disappearing Gun on Devonport's Maunganuika North Head reserve was filmed for the documentary series Heritage Rescue on ChoiceTV. (All sorts of cameras and drones were called into action).
​The British Armstrong 8 Inch gun battery predates World War I and was mounted on top of the volcanic cone in the late 1800s out of fear of a Russian navy attack.
Another of the same model rests nearby on Mt Victoria. It shattered windows when it was fired for ceremonial purposes in 1915, researcher Justine Treadwell said.
Not sure how loud this was. A good bang, but not a big bang. 
See rest of reporting here on Stuff.

2 comments:

ohnonotanotherid said...

Well, that's the Starters Gun for the 2021 America's Cup Regatta sorted.

Anuj Agarwal said...

Hi Joel,

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Reflections on Auckland Planning has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Urban Planning Blogs on the web.

http://blog.feedspot.com/urban_planning_blogs/

I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Urban Planning Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


Best,
Anuj

Monday, July 3, 2017

Devonport's Disappearing 8 inch Gun Fires!



A massive 19th Century cannon mounted on top of an Auckland volcanic cone was fired on Monday, 3 July 2017, at 11:15am. I was there to capture the event on video.....

Fun....very Devonport... unclear who was in charge... or what the countdown would be... or when it would even start...
The firing of the so-called Disappearing Gun on Devonport's Maunganuika North Head reserve was filmed for the documentary series Heritage Rescue on ChoiceTV. (All sorts of cameras and drones were called into action).
​The British Armstrong 8 Inch gun battery predates World War I and was mounted on top of the volcanic cone in the late 1800s out of fear of a Russian navy attack.
Another of the same model rests nearby on Mt Victoria. It shattered windows when it was fired for ceremonial purposes in 1915, researcher Justine Treadwell said.
Not sure how loud this was. A good bang, but not a big bang. 
See rest of reporting here on Stuff.

2 comments:

ohnonotanotherid said...

Well, that's the Starters Gun for the 2021 America's Cup Regatta sorted.

Anuj Agarwal said...

Hi Joel,

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Reflections on Auckland Planning has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Urban Planning Blogs on the web.

http://blog.feedspot.com/urban_planning_blogs/

I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Urban Planning Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


Best,
Anuj