According to Jason Yaeger, professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, the city was already abandoned when the Incas conquered the area in 1470.The Incas spared no expense, however, incorporating Puma Punku and the rest of Tiwanaku city into their empire and culture.The fixtures on Rottnest Island were made up of the Oliver Hill Battery with two 9.2-inch guns and quarters at Oliver Hill; Bickley Battery with two 6-inch guns and quarters at Bickley; permanent Army Barracks at Kingstown (containing living accommodation for four warrant officers or sergeants and 72 rank and file personnel, cottages for commanders, officers mess, cottages for married non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and gunners, Army institutional buildings, small hospital, dry canteen, workshop, store, railway buildings, and supporting communication and observation structures); a three storey fortress and battery command post building at Signal Ridge; Port War Signal Station at Signal Ridge; observation posts and engine rooms.Also constructed by the military at this time were six searchlight emplacements, magazine shell stores, powerhouse, directing station and a railway from the jetty to the 9.2 inch guns. When the Barracks was completed in September 1937 Rottnest Island was declared a permanent station for troops.391 players participated, and the formats were Standard and Booster draft.The event concluded with Sweden's Joel Larsson defeating the 2014–15 Player of the Year Mike Sigrist 3–2 to become the champion.World War I With the start of World War I the Department of Defence commandeered the Island for use as an internment and Prisoner of War camp from 1914 to the end of 1915.In September 1915, the camp held 989 persons, including 841 Austrian and German internees and 148 Prisoners of War.
In 1934 the Western Australian Premier officially informed the Rottnest Island Board of Control of the Commonwealth's intentions for a defence program on Rottnest Island and in 1936 it purchased land at Bickley for this purpose and construction began later that year.
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The Incas believed the city was the place where Viracocha, their deity of creation, created the ancestral people of all ethnicities and sent them out into the world to populate their respective lands.
“They [the Incas] reconfigured the existing structures to accommodate the ritual activities required in their own cosmology,” said Yaeger, according to an article for the School for Advanced Research.
Kentaro Yamamoto, who had been the overnight leader, opened two copies of Pia and Kiran Nalaar in his draft, and with a 2–1 record kept his lead going into the last constructed rounds; joining him at 10–1 after posting a 3–0 draft record was American Bryan Gottlieb, playing in his third Pro Tour.