Malabar Range

 

 

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The ANZAC Rifle Range is the largest rifle range in the southern hemisphere, and is located on the Malabar Headland, south of Sydney.

It is headquarters to the New South Wales Rifle Association, which hosts the annual NSW Queen's Prize.

The range is shared between the Metropolitan  District Rifle Association Clubs (MDRA) and the Military  District Rifle Association Clubs (MDRA)

The range is utilised by clubs taking advantage of the complex with its spectacular views to participate in friendly but fiercely competive target shooting competitions on a wide range of targets and different shooting disciplines.

1850s: recreational shooting began on the rifle range site.

1888: recreational target shooting reported to be in action.

1910: NSW Government dedicated the whole headland for military purposes.

1919: a permanent rifle range site was surveyed on the site.

1967: NSW Rifle Association clubs transferred to the site from Liverpool

1970: Name of the area changed to Anzac Rifle Range, Malabar.