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From: "Victorian Colonial Infantry Association" <>
Subject: Re: [AUS-MIL] Images of various Tasmanian Volunteer Militias
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 11:46:13 +1000
One book you could have a look at is " Tasmanian Colonial Artillery 1803 -
1903" by Douglas Morris Wyatt published in 2004. ISBN 0-646-43765-8
This is a well researched and informative book, lots of photos, but it only
deals with the Artillery units.
I have a photocopy of a 20 page booklet of the Rules & Regulations of "The
Hobart Town Masonic Volunteer Rifle Company" published in 1860, but this
does not give any details on Uniforms Etc.
Victorian Colonial Infantry Association Inc.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Neil Wynes Morse
Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2011 11:40 PM
Subject: [AUS-MIL] Images of various Tasmanian Volunteer Militias
>From a paper I have been asked to review come the following statements:
The Tasmanian parliament passed the Volunteer Act of 1858, and Masons
the response. The first unit to be formed was the Hobart Town Volunteer
Artillery Company, in December 1859, under Augustus Frederick Smith of
Tasmanian Union Lodge and William Tarleton, a Police Magistrate. The
unit to be formed, and the first of the rifle companies, in February
the Hobart Town Masonic Volunteer Rifle Company (generally known as the
I ask the members of this list several questions:
Is there a published [or unpublished] history of the Militia
movement in Tasmania?
What is known of the Masonic militia units on the Northern half
of the island?
Where can I get an image of the uniforms of the Hobart Town
Masonic Volunteer Rifle Company, or similar?
Neil Wynes Morse
Canberra, Australia's national capital
'... Australia, far away from the chief centres of Masonic life and
learning' - CWL,
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