POINT Nepean’s famous guns, renowned for having fired the British Empire’s first shot of the First World War, are just one of the peninsula’s many historic attractions set to be celebrated during Australian Heritage Week.
Flinders MP Greg Hunt, pictured admiring the Fort Nepean installation with First Shot committee chairman Major Bernie Gaynor, said Australian Heritage Week from 12-20 April provided an opportunity to celebrate the places, buildings, landscapes and stories that had forged the peninsula’s unique history.
“It’s a great time to explore some of our local places of historical significance. You can take a diving tour and explore South Channel Fort at Sorrento, explore the Endeavour Fern Gully Nature Trail at Red Hill or take a cruise on the Enterprize at Rye.
Other places of interest included Point Nepean, McCrae Homestead, Churchill Island, The Briars Park, Coolart Homestead and Wetland, and the Collins Settlement Historic Site.
“Take a tour, drop in for a coffee or simply take a walk around these places and enjoy our rich local history.”
Community groups are also being encourage to get involved in Australian Heritage Week by planning and hosting their own events.
For more information or to register an event, visit http://heritage-week.govspace.gov.au