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15-August-2015
15-August-2015
Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

Plaque commemorates the 150th Anniversary of first British regiment at Fort Dundas, known as "The Diehards".

On 24th August 1824 the ships H.M.S. Tamar, Countess of Harcourt and Lady Nelson set sail from Sydney bound for northern Australia. The expedition, commanded by Captain James J. Gordon Bremer, had the task of establishing a permanent military outpost in northern Australia, a region then lying outside the control of the Australian colonies or the British Empire.

The detachment of the Middlesex Regiment, known as 'The Diehards', served in the first British settlement at Fort Dundas, Melville Island. This and a second detachment from the same Regiment served at the military outpost (established in 1824 and abandoned in 1829), for three years.

Location

Address:27 Cavenagh Street, RSL Club, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.462222
Long: 130.842778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Colonial

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 20th September, 1976
Front Inscription

Middlesex Regt

57th Regiment of Foot

The Die Hards

Source: MA
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