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Martin was interested in the seven photos dating from 1940 to 1973 as these were all before the time North Head was “altered” by earthworks, so I ordered these in digital form, plus the 1975 one as I wanted to see what and where the earth works were.

In due course, the photos arrived, I took copies of them and sent the originals off to Martin.

I then set about trying to learn where everything was located.  I mainly did this by overlaying all eight NZAM photos on Google Earth and then I obtained a good resolution version of the 1946 Plan N.W.1104 “Sheet 1 of 12” (page 164 in TUNNEL VISION) from Martin, and overlaid that also.  

 

“Sheet 1 of 12” overlaid on Google Earth

From there, I was now able to position each photo to coincide with the buildings, Gun embankments, etc.  By turning the photos ‘on and off’, and also fading them in and out, it made it easy to see what had changed over the years.

“Sheet 1 of 12” over the top of NZAM’s 1973 photo

As most of the objects on the page were named, it also made it a lot easier to go through the many eye-witness sworn affidavits documented in TUNNEL VISION and work out the possible locations of where these old, now hidden, tunnel entrances were.

  I must admit that after a recent visit to North Head (as a result of reading TUNNEL VISION) it did appear that maybe the Army, Navy, and DOC’s vehement denials of there being any missing tunnels was correct, as there was no physical evidence that I could see readily of further tunnels.  Two of the eye-witness reports shown on Martin’s web site, M3 & M12:  http://tunnelvision.net.nz/index.php/information/more  rang very true with me as I had the same experience as they did when I came out of one of the existing tunnels when I was there.... I thought I was in someone’s garden, and that garden was at the top end of Jubilee Street as per their memories!  This demonstrated to me that if that part of their recollection, was accurate, it only stands to reason that the rest of their memories were most likely to be also, .... contrary to a Judge claiming otherwise!         

  

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