The artillery in Victoria has a proud history, from the volunteer (and rather democratic) units of colonial days to the semi-professional units of today’s Army Reserve. For example, it is a fact not well known that the artillery were dispatched to assist with the capture of Ned Kelly, or that the coastal batteries at Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale fired the first shots of anger in World War 1, preventing a German cruiser from leaving Port Phillip bay.
Part 1 of the three part series describes the Artillery in Victoria from Colonial days to Federation.
Part 2 of the three part series describes the Artillery from Federation to 1948 (updated 25 Mar 13).
Part 3 will be posted in due course. Check back regularly to get the next issue.
For those with an interest in tracing lineage, click here to open page 1 of a 2-page document tracing the lineage of Artillery units in Victoria.
Click here for page 2.