From Gunpowder to Relics


These documentaries provide the fascinating background to this little known island in Sydney Harbour. Spectacle Island served as a major naval armament depot from colonial times until becoming a repository for the RAN’s extensive heritage collection in the 1990s. These videos are both informative and at times humorous.

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Our videos are available by post as a USB card OR by direct download (for computer, tablet & phone).

The USB cards will plug into most modern TV’s or video recorder.  Older TV’s may require DivX format or DVD – both are available by contacting the Society Office (02) 95370035.

Total Running time 45 minutes (both videos)
MP4 Format Code
  CCDMP | Download sizes 728.7 MB and 373.4 MB.

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