Anglesea Barracks

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Anglesea Barracks
Hobart, Tasmania
The two story Soldiers' Barracks at Anglesea Barracks. This building was built between 1847 and 1848.
The two story Soldiers' Barracks at Anglesea Barracks. This building was built between 1847 and 1848.
Coordinates
Type Army post
Site information
Controlled by Australian Army
Site history
Built 1814
In use 1814-present

Anglesea Barracks is an Australian Defence Force barracks in central Hobart, Tasmania. The site was chosen in December 1811 by Lachlan Macquarie and construction began on the first buildings to occupy the site in 1814.

It is the oldest Australian Army barracks still in use and it celebrated its bicentenary in December 2011.[1]

Despite the small variation in spelling it was named after Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey who was involved with the Board of Ordnance.[2]

Current units and facilities[edit]

It is home to various civilian and military departments including:


Angelsea Barracks messing[edit]

The barracks contains an Officers' Mess, Sergeants' Mess and the McGee VC Soldier Club.

Other facilities[edit]

It also houses, in the old gaol, the Military Museum of Tasmania.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jobson, Christopher (2009). Looking Forward, Looking Back: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army. Wavell Heights, Queensland: Big Sky Publishing. ISBN 9780980325164. 

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