Posted on September 20, 2020 / 2
Listing Type : Defended Commercial Port
Location : Australia

The Royal Commission Appointed to Enquire into the Defence of British Possessions and Commerce Abroad 1879 to 1883 under the Earl of Carnarvon, designated Adelaide as a Defended Commercial Port.  Two significant fortifications were built to protect the Harbour:

  • Fort Glanville, built 1878 to 1882
  • Fort Largs built 1882 to 1885

(Header image By Unknown author – State Library of South Australia, available at, Public Domain,

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