5 Oct 2011

Malone's Terraces found at Gallipoli

9:40 am on 5 October 2011

A team of ANZAC and Turkish historians and archaeologists has found Malone's Terraces, a vital allied defence position on the Gallipoli battlefields during World War I.

The team has just completed a survey of part of the battlefield, from Courtney's Post to Quinn's Post on the second ridge, using advanced mapping and GPS technology.

At Quinn's Post, the group discovered an area known as Malone's Terraces, previously thought to have completely disappeared.

New Zealand war historian Ian McGibbon says the terraces were created by Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone, who commanded the Wellington Infantry Battalion.

The survey team has also recovered more than 100 artefacts reflecting life on the battlefields.