Fort Balance Retrospective
On the front of Fridays Dominion Post there was an article about the military wanting to sell off the land that a number of the historic fortresses are on. A few years ago I decided to go and investigate all of the old forts and battlements around Wellington and found this one while looking for something else… I think these were taken around 2008… I have kept meaning to try and get actual permission to go back since this one and a couple of others are on Military land but have never got round to it… Possibly because I have no idea where to ask 🙂
Here are some shots of Fort Balance which was built in the 1880s. There is a good article HERE which details most of the history of the fort.
10/07/2011 at 08:36
13/07/2011 at 09:52
It would be such a shame if they get rid of them. We are such a young country we NEED our history. it is part of our identity.
13/07/2011 at 20:18
Apparently they have a historic listing at the top of the scale so they should be ok
13/07/2011 at 20:55