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Machine Gun Emplacement
Robben Island, Western Cape

Type:Guard House


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33°47'57.24" S 18°22'25.69" E Alt: 4m

The concrete walls were cast up against the sand bags which have since been removed leaving the relief impression of the filled sand bags as the finish to the outside wall.

The machine gun emplacement is sited on the approach to the Maximum Security Prison from the harbour entrance.

(William MARTINSON, January 2019)

Writings about this entry

Deacon, Harriet. 1996. The island : A History of Robben Island, 1488-1990. Cape Town: Mayibuye Books David Philips Publishers. pg 84