"Centenary Gates" Nelson Bay Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

Nelson Bay Things to Do: 17 reviews and 24 photos

  A hotch potch of memories.
by iandsmith

On one of the many peninsulas that jut into Port Stephens is a town called Tanilba Bay.
These historical gates were completed in 1931 and are part war memorial.
Atop the two central pillars are the bollards (things they tie the ropes to) from the H.M.A.S. Sydney, the first Australian ship to sink another during the act of war, as in First World War. This occurred on 9th November, 1914 when the Sydney forced the German cruiser Emden ashore on the Cocos Islands.

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  • Updated Sep 27, 2004
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