MCoW-First-Shot

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Point Lonsdale lighthouse…

…is easily visible from Point nepean…upper left corner.

It was from Fort Nepean that my Grandfather

was part of the gun crew which loaded and fired

this barrel at the German freighter the Pfalz

as it tried to sneak out of Port Phillip Bay,

a mere 5 hours after War had been declared

in London.

In 2014 the gun emplacement from which

the shot was fired was to be restored.

Hopefully that is now completed.

During the commemoration families laid wreaths

to commemorate their  ancestors.

Every time I enquired who could lay the wreath,,

I was given aa different answer.

My aunties, daughters of Grandfather, and I

selected the answer we liked most and

were the rebels of the day.

 

Making the day more authentic a freighter arrived

at around 1240 appearing to dawdle until,

we suspect, they were told there was

a loaded canon ready to be fired

in its direction at 1245.

The FIrst Shot, World War 1,

100 year, Commemoration,

Point Nepean National Park,

Portsea, 5th August 2014,

at 1245 hours

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One-Word-Sunday-Missing

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missing

(of a thing) not able to be found
because it is not in its expected place
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On August 5, 2014, at the commemoration of

Firing of the First Shot

of World War I…

 

 

 

…these pelicans provided us with a flyby

in what I imagined was

a missing airman formation.

 

I guess imagination is a

weird and wonderful thing.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Missing

 

 

 

 

Cee-BW-Challenge-In-Flight

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Wedge Tail Eagle

Seagull

 

Black Shouldered Kite

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Pelican Fly-By at

Point Nepean Commemoration

of Firing the First Shot

of World War I.

 Hot Air Balloon flight over Melbourne

Sea Plane

British Airways departing Heathrow

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...In-Flight

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Off-Centre

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Point Nepean flag pole at the 2014

Commemoration of Firing the First Shot

of World War I,

August 5, 1914,

at 1245 hours.

 

 Geelong Football Stadium

home of the

Geelong Cats. 

Sadly the art work is no longer.

 

 

Technically I believe my Kalahari Scrub Robin

is in the wrong half of the frame.

It should have room to run into.

However to include its shadow

the rule had to be ignored.

 

 

Living street art in Melbourne.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Off-Centre

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One-Word-Sunday-History

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history

the whole series of past events connected
with a particular person or thing.

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I doubt that my Grandfather, or any of his colleagues realised that

they were making history at 1245, August 5th, 1914

when they fired The First Shot of World War 1.

Nor would they have contemplated that 100 years henceforth…

…their descendants would gather at Point Nepean…

 

…for a re-enactment of that day to remember fallen loved ones

and those that had their lives shortened

after serving in The Great War.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:…History

 

 

 

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Sunset-Sunrise

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At Point Lonsdale Pier, again

Morning sun illuminating rust.

Sunset…

…rising sun over

Point Nepean.

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opening

a space or gap that allows passage or access.

Port Phillip Bay opens into the open seas

via a shallow and narrow opening between

Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale.

Point Lonsdale from Point Nepean

Point Nepean from Point Lonsdale.

 

Just behind the trees on the left is where

the Moyne River converges with the sea.

 

DC Photography

The mouth of the Hopkins River at Warrnambool.

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The commonality each of these

places have…

…is that all three empty in Bass Strait.

Port Phillip Bay on the right, Warrnambool’s

Hopkins River (second from let) and

Port Fairy’s Moyne River is the extreme left point

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FOWChallenge-History

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history

*  the study of past events,
particularly in human affairs.
*  the whole series of past events connected
with a particular person or thing.
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I doubt if my Grandfather, or any member

of the Gun Crew which fired…

…the First Shot of World War I,

thought their actions

on August 5, 1914,

at 1245 hours

(AEST-Aust Eastern Standard Time)

would…

…write them into family history books

let alone World History books.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  History

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Volley

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volley

a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time

It wasn’t a volley but a single gunshot…

 

…fired from this barrel…

 

…which was mounted in this gun emplacement

which was the first allied shot fired in World War I.

 

Recently I posted a photo taken near the

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse looking over

to this side…Point Nepean.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Volley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Fire

 

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An assortment of fire images…

Getting rid of the rubbish.

A fire dancer in the

United Arab Emirates.

 

 

Finally…

Ready, Aim…

The FIrst Shot, World War 1, 100 year, Commemoration, Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, 5th August 2014.

Fire!!

 

The 100 year reenactment of firing

the First Shot of World War I at Point Nepean

My Grandfather was part of the original Gun Crew.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Fire 

LIGHT WORDS: Night-Fire

Hugh’s Views & News: Night-Photos