Location 391
Location #391 - Rifle Range 1000 Yard Butt
Map 11



West of Birnie's Gully


Location #391 - Rifle Range 1000 Yard Butt On eastern terrace above Birnie's Gully, opposite the rifle range just north of location #241.

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1 various - see notes Bannockburn Rifle Club Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3322 various Owners / Residents Cromwell Rifle Volunteers Bannockburn Contingent - 1901 - 1912, Cromwell Rifle Club - 1912 - 1914, Lapsed during WW1, Local residents reused the range - 1927 - 1930, New Cromwell Rifle Club formed as part of Wakatipu Club - 1930 - 1932, Cromwell / Bannockburn Defence Rifle Club - 1932 - 1943, (used for training home guards and army training corps), Club reformed by ex-servicemen - 1945 - c1950, Club wound up - c1960.
3323 1932 General notes. The Bannockburn Defence Rifle Club held their annual competitions on the rile range (location #209). Most events were shot off from distances of 300, 500 and 600 yards, firing towards the western Carrick Range. These Butts or firing positions were within the area of the rifle range. However, for some events a range of 1000 yards was required and location #391 was used. This meant firing across Birnie's Gully to the terrace at the western end of the rifle range.


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1299 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 9 Mar 1949 Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully (location #209) View Image
1301 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2007 Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully View Image
1307 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2007 Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully View Image