Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Victoria Barracks, Paddington
An Australian Army barracks, one of the best-known examples of colonial military architecture in Australia. The majority of the barracks was constructed by convicts, using locally quarried sandstone, between February 1841 and April 1848. The barracks were occupied by British troops up until 1870 and then taken over by the New South Wales colonial forces. Currently home to both Headquarters Land Command and Headquarters Training Command.
There are guided tours at 10am on Thursdays. I took these on a Saturday, and couldn't get in - took these photos through the fence.