Tasmania`s Quota for the First DivisionPrint Page
|Address:||Franklin Wharf, Kings Pier, Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.883101|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||20-October-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||20-October-1914|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 23rd October, 1932|
The Great War
This memorial commemorates the sailing of Tasmania`s quota of the First Division of the Australian Imperial Force in the transports "Geelong" & "Katuna" from Ocean Pier Hobart on October 20th 1914
Unveiled on October 23rd 1932
This replica plaque has been created by the Reserve Forces Day Council of Tasmania as a tribute to the 1000 Tasmanian volunteers who departed this wharf on 20th October 1914 for Gallipoli. 400 did not return.
We will rememeber them
'The original plaque was mounted on the front of Ocean Pier built nearby which burned to the water line in 1948.
This replica was unveiled on Reserve Forces Day 6th July 2014 by the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Hobart Alderman Damon Thomas and His Worship the Mayor of Launceston Alderman Albert van Zetten.
The Reserve Forces Day Council of Tasmania