December 1999
Read more about the Matiu/Somes Island heavy anti-aircraft artillery battery.


The five concrete structures on the levelled hilltop on Matiu/Somes Island represent a command post and four gun positions. They are the remains of a World War II (1939-1945) Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery (HAA) position. One gun emplacement has been damaged, but the structures are otherwise much as they were when they were decommissioned by the army after the war.

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