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Godley Head gun emplacement

Godley Head gun emplacement

Coastal defence works were built on Godley Head during the Second World War to protect Canterbury in the event of a surprise attack on its shores. Eventually the fort consisted of three gun emplacements, each housing a long-range gun and a magazine. The remains of the emplacements can still be seen.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Lyttelton Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015