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Machine Gun Emplacement
Robben Island, Western Cape

Date:1942
Type:Guard House
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
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, Osmond Lange Architects, January 2019


Writings about this entry

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