The two story Soldiers' Barracks at Anglesea Barracks. This building was built between 1847 and 1848.
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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 celebrated its bicentenary in December 2011.
Current units and facilities
The barracks is home to various civilian and military departments including:
- The Royal Tasmania Regiment;
- The Adelaide Universities Regiment, Tasmania Company;
- Australian Army Band – Tasmania;
- No. 29 Squadron RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force);
- Navy Headquarters Tasmania (Royal Australian Navy);
- TS Hobart, Australian Navy Cadet Band
- Anglesea Barracks Medical Centre;
- Defence Support Group – Tasmania;
- Defence Force Recruiting
Angelsea Barracks messing
The barracks contains an Officers' Mess, Sergeants' Mess and the McGee VC Soldier Club.
It also houses, in the old gaol, the Military Museum of Tasmania.
- 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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