Down the Barrel of a Cannon (Monochrome Madness)

Located on the banks of the Brisbane River at the Botanical Gardens is this cannon, one of the twelve that were brought over in 1862 from Great Britain, to defend the new colony of Queensland.

Looking down the Barrel

The cannons were mainly used for training, signalling, or ceremonial firings. From the 1,900’s the cannons became merely ornamental, with the cannons being relocated throughout the state of Queensland time and time again.





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