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Tasmanian Colonial and pre WW1 badges Page 2

Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery (white metal) Tasmanian Permanent Artillery (brass)

Southern Tasmanian Artillery

Southern Tasmanian Volunteer Artillery


Launceston Volunteer Artillery Corps 1859  Launceston Artillery

Tasmanian Volunteer Engineers 

Tasmanian Medical Department (Army) 

 12th Australian Light Horse (Tas Mtd Inf)

 The Derwent Band

  • In 1889 the 36 Rifle Clubs were amalgamated into the Tasmanian Rifle Club by Act of Parliament.
  • Rifle Clubs were Government supported.
  • This badge also has another version in which the R C is missing.

Tasmanian defence force button

Tasmanian Rifle Club 1889
  • This was a British Unit that served in the Boer War. 


  • Some Tasmanians served in the Unit.

 The Kings Colonials


Some images from Military Badges of the Australian Colonies 1800-1903 by Rick Grebert

ISBN 0 909458 22 7  Landers Publishing


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