Truganina Explosives Reserve, Altona

#8 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hobsons Bay
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Military Facility
The Truganina Explosives Reserve was a secure storage facility near Altona in the Australian state of Victoria. It was in operation from 1901 to 1962 to store mainly civilian explosives for mining and construction. The camp included several storage sheds and a jetty, which were connected by a narrow-gauge horse-drawn tramway. Like the Dry Creek explosives depot at Port Adelaide, the site is a testimony to history and transportation in Australia.

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  • The Truganina Explosives Reserve is an interesting place in Altona and well worth a visit when they are open - which isn't often. The building itself is still owned by the government and listed for...  more »
  • This reserve is open the first Sunday of every month. Except January and perhaps February when it’s quite hot. This area has a Homestead which was lived in by the original caretakers of the reserve.....  more »
  • Well worth a visit.
  • Not open very often but well worth the wait

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