Modelling Historical Coastal Fortifications : A Case Study of the 1892 Defences at Hobson's Bay, Victoria

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Williamstown
Accession Number MSS2125
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 2cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Atkinson, Cameron
Date made 2009
Access Open
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

106 page thesis. The document examines an approach the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in the archaeological study of historical fortifications. The thesis uses the 1892 defences of Hobson's Bay victoria for a case study. The theory behind the analysis approach, history of the fortifications and development of the GIS study are all examined in depth. Appendices include GIS Metadata from the study, data on the artillery pieces emplaced at Fort Gellibrand, and copies of the maps used in and created during the study.