Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Gordon, James

Soldier who replaced George Barney as Lieutenant-Colonel, commander of the Royal Engineers in 1843. In 1848, Gordon drew up a comprehensive plan for fortifications in Sydney which involved 30 heavy guns located at Inner South Head and Middle Head, nine heavy guns at Sow and Pigs Reef, two heavy guns at Pinchgut, work at Bradley's Head and changes to the Dawes Point Battery. The plan was only instigated in part.