Jack's Magazine (Ammunition Factory)

Other Name

Saltwater River Powder Magazine

Location

Gordon Street, FOOTSCRAY, MARIBYRNONG CITY

File Number

B5837

Level

State

Statement of Significance

A powder magazine complex with original buildings of exceptional size and massive bluestone construction, reflecting the aspirations of the colony and aspects of a now obsolete technology. The canal by which the complex was serviced is unusual in Australian terms, and forms a part of the Classification, as do the tramway lines, the blast mounds, perimeter walls, and the more modest brick magazines of the early twentieth century.
Classified: 06/08/1987

Group

Military

Category

Magazine