Day 14: Building 60 – Royal Australian Naval Armament Depot

The RAN Armament Depot Newington was a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) armament depot at Newington, New South Wales, Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald in October 1875 reported the recommendations of a Board appointed by the Government of the Colony of New South Wales into the removal of the Goat Island magazine. The second recommendation was “That a separate and distinct magazine for merchant’s gunpowder, capable of storing about 300 tons, be established on the right bank of the Parramatta River…”. In May 1876, the Herald reported that the Government had set aside 3,700 pounds to purchase land on the Parramatta River at Newington.