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12-December-2014
12-December-2014

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland
The plaque commemorates the 130th anniversary of the Launceston Volunteer Artillery.

In December 1859, a volunteer unit, known as the Hobart Town Artillery Company, was raised under the command of Captain A. F. Smith, formerly of the 99th. (Wiltshire) Regiment. In June 6th.1860, a meeting was held at the Launceston Hotel on a Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock to discuss the formation of a group that was to be called the Launceston Citizen’s Volunteer Rifle Corps.

Location

Address:36 Button Street, Launceston Church Grammar School Chapel, Mowbray, 7248
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.408897
Long: 147.12921
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:06-June-1860
Actual Event End Date:06-June-1990

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-1990
Front Inscription

These Smooth-Bore 12 Pdr Brass Howitzer Guns
Were Once Used For The Defence Of Launceston
                 Circa 1870
And Were Donated To The School By
  LT COL GEORGE E. HARRAP
(Member of British Empire Volunteer Decoration)
An Old Boy, Former Chairman
And Member Of The Board Of Management,
Launceston Church Grammar School

This Plaque Was Installed
By The Artillery Historical Trust Of Tasmania
To Commemorate The 130th Anniversary
Of The Launceston Volunteer Artillery
          June 1990

Source: MA
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