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Victoria Garrison Inscription Closeup : 22-07-2013
Victoria Garrison Inscription Closeup : 22-07-2013

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Monument commemorates those who died whilst in service of the Thursday Island Garrison between 1893-1917.

The garrison at Thursday Island was formed in 1893 on the recommendations of military authorities both in Australia and England as a defence against a possible invasion of Australia. The colonies undertook the responsibilty of erecting the works while the Imperial Government promised to supply the guns and ammunition. The works at Thursday Island were designed by Major Druitt R.E. A similar fortification was propsed for Albany. The first troops to the garrison consisted of two officers and fifty men of the Queensland Permanent Force under the the command of Captain Byron.
Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton , 19th June 1893.

 

Location

Address:Aplin Road, Thursday Island Cemetery, Thursday Island, 4875
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.575901
Long: 142.216528
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Actual Event STart Date:1893
Actual Event End Date:1917

Dedication

Front Inscription

    CONSENSU STABILIS

         SACRED
            TO
  THE MEMORY
OF THE OFFICERS
  N.C.OFFICERS AND
      MEN OF THE
THURSDAY ISLAND
      GARRISON
  WHO DIED WHILE
  SERVING AT THIS
         STATION
THIS STONE IS ERECTED
 BY THEIR COMRADES

       (Names)

Source: QWMR, MA
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