Did you know that Australia’s involvement with World War II is part of the primary school curriculum? A visit to Fort Scratchley can provide students with first hand knowledge of how WWII impacted upon Newcastle.
Fort students conducting research here are some useful resources to assist with your research.
Visit Susan Kerrigan’s website to take an interactive guided tour of the different communities who used Fort Scratchley including Awabakal, Coal Mining, Maritime, Military and Theatre.
There are also publications and a video available from your local City of Newcastle Library, University of Newcastle Library or for purchase from The Fort Scratchley Artillery Store.
Full site and tunnel guided tours are available at regular intervals each day the Fort is opened.
Daily tour times are displayed near the shop with the last tour departing at 2.30pm.