Protecting Sydney (NSW)

“You laugh, and with reason, at the panic that led people in these colonies to insist upon fortifying themselves against the Russians. I never partook of this panic, but I have gone into the question of the defence of Sydney for the purpose of keeping off much more unpleasant neighbours than the Russians: namely, our friends the French and our relations the Americans … Of Russia I have no fear.”

– Sir William Denison, Governor of NSW and builder of Fort Denison, in a letter to a friend in May 1855.  (in the Bulletin, 4/3/1980)

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