about four rows of barbed wire on the beaches to prevent fast action up
the cliffs from the Japanese.
On Beach Road (The road that Kennedy Park is
off) tank traps were erected of pine trunks standing beside the
road, with other heavy trunks ready to be dropped across the
Old men and boys who didnít go overseas to help,
joined the home-guard. This later became compulsory.
All school boys drilled and learnt to shoot in
their school cadet
Other men and women joined the emergency
precaution scheme which supervised the blackout, air-raid shelters,
provision of sand bucket and stirrup pumps, against the risk of fire.
Campbells Bay School fathers volunteered and dug
shelters for the children, where the swimming pool is now. The
classrooms all had blackout curtains and the windows were left open at
night, so that the glass wouldn't shatter from the practice shooting of
To prevent light tanks and infantry landing, four rows of barbed wire were installed along the beach.
They had many lookouts, some of which still exist.