Date(s) - 10/08/2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Portsea Village Resort
Commemoration Dinner for the first shot fired in anger in WWI, from Fort Nepean.
3 course dinner featuring local Mornington Peninsula produce and live music.
The first shots of World War I were fired in Melbourne, Australia, on August 5, 1914.
They were fired by a coastal artillery battery at Port Phillip Heads when the German merchant vessel SS Pfalz attempted to slip out of port before the declaration of war was made known. The Government of Great Britain declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914, following Germany’s declaration of war on Russia, France and Belgium, but the news was not received in Australia until the following day.