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 42°53′19″S 147°19′32″E / 42.888745°S 147.325496°E / -42.888745; 147.325496Coordinates: 42°53′19″S 147°19′32″E / 42.888745°S 147.325496°E / -42.888745; 147.325496
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.[1] It is the oldest Australian Army barracks still in use and celebrated its bicentenary in December 2011.[2]

Despite the small variation in spelling it was named after Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey who was involved with the Board of Ordnance.[3]

Current units and facilities[edit]

The barracks is home to various civilian and military departments including:

Angelsea Barracks messing[edit]

The Sergeants' Mess in 2010

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 Army Museum of Tasmania. The Hobart Veterans Brass Band also rehearses weekly.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "AHPI Anglesea Barracks". www.heritage.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Australia's oldest operational barracks celebrates its bicentenary". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  3. ^ Jobson 2009, p. 102.
  4. ^ "TS Hobart". www.cadetnet.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2013-08-20. 

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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