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    • Victorian Colonial Infantry Association Inc.
      • Re-Enactment of Victorian Era Infantry Companies.
      • Research the Pre Federation Victorian Defence Forces.
      • Index of all members of the V.D.F
      Tom Corfmat: Secretary: vcia@iimetro.com.au PO Box 752 Ringwood 3134
    • VICTORIAN COLONIAL FORCES 1854 - 1901 A Brief History Of
    •  
    • THE VOLUNTEER PERIOD 1854 - 1883
      • First Unit formed – Melbourne Volunteer Rifle Regiment - 1854
      • 1860 – Volunteers take over Garrison duties when Imperial troops transferred to New Zealand. Strength of Volunteers 4002
      • 1863 – Re-Organisation of the Volunteer Force
    • Bendigo Volunteer Rifles Circa 1861
    •  
      • ARTILLERY
      • East Melbourne
      • Metropolitan
      • Williamstown
      • Emerald Hill
      • St Kilda
      • 1 st Geelong
      • 2 nd Geelong
      • Queenscliff
      • CAVALRY
      • Metropolitian
      • Geelong
      • Bacchus Marsh
      • Kyneton
      • Castlemaine
      • Sandhurst
      • Ballarat
      • RIFLES
      • Melbourne & North Melbourne
      • Prahran & South Yarra
      • Carlton
      • East Collingwood
      • Collingwood
      • Richmond
      • Pentridge
      • 1 st Ballarat
      • 2 nd Ballarat
      • 3 rd Ballarat
      • Bendigo
      • Castlemaine
      • Maldon
      • Kyneton
      • NAVAL BRIGADE
      • Williamstown
      • Sandridge
      • ENGINEERS
      • STAFF
    • 1865 Melbourne
    • 1870
      • Imperial Troops Withdrawn
      • Volunteers take over Defence of Victoria
      • CAVALRY – 6 Corps
      • ARTILLERY – 13 Corps
      • RIFLES – 15 Corps
      • NAVAL BRIGADE – 2 Corps
      • ENGINEERS – 2 Corps
      • STAFF
      • Permanent Paid Artillery Corps formed
      • If otherwise eligible, these Artillerymen were drafted into the Police and Penal departments. 190 men over 4 years.
      • Permanent Artillery – 119 all ranks
      • Volunteer Force in 1871
      • OFFICERS – 136
      • OTHER RANKS – 3663
      • Total - 3799
    • 1870 Defence Map
    • 1876
      • Reccomadations of 1875 Royal Commission implemented.
      • Sea and Costal Defences Commenced: eg Point Nepean & Fort Queenscliff
      • Total Strength = 3736 all ranks including 136 Permenant Artillery
      • 1883 – New Militia Act. Volunteers are now paid. (Same as today’s Army Reserve)
      • Department Of Defence created
      • 1887 – Total strength = 4189 all ranks including 208 permanent
      • 1891-92 Establishment set at 7360
      • 1895 - Establishment set at 4901
      • 1899 - Establishment set at 5885
      • Federation - 301 Officers, 6034 OR’s
    • 1899 Defence Map
    • 1887
    • Rifle Clubs
      • Established 1883
      • Came under control of Defence Dept.
      • Able to buy rifles & ammunition at reduced rates
      • Free railway travel to attend matches.
      • Allowance made to clubs for each effective member
      • 1885 – 6540 members
    • Cadet Corps
      • Formed 1884
      • Govt. supplied rifles & discount ammunition
      • Trained by Militia members
      • 1885 – 1850 Members
    • Mounted Rifles
      • Formed in all districts
      • Government supplied all accoutrements except saddles
      • 1888 – 54 units of Victorian Mounted Rifles
      • 24 units of Infantry (Rangers)
    • New Zealand: Waikato Militia. Article from “Bells Life 22 August 1863” Waikato Militia Index available at: http://users.bigpond.net.au/hughesmob/waikato.htm
    • Anglo Boer War 1899 - 1902
      • Index on the web at:
      • http://members.pcug.org.au/~croe/ozb/oz_boer.cgi?setup_file=oz_boer.setup
      • Regt. No Name & Rank
      • Date Of Birth Occupation
      • Address N.O.K (Name & Address)
      • Religion Height
      • Chest Measurment Previous Service
      • Some Photos available
    • Victorian Volunteer Forces Long Service Medal, 1883
      • This example of the Long Service Medal was awarded to A Geddes in 1883. After Federation in 1901, this medal became obsolete.
    • Further Information
      • Victorian Military Force List - Only lists Officers : SLV has the following years: 1874, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1897, 1899
      • Muster Rolls – These list ALL members. National Archives has from 1863 to 1901. Not indexed.
      • Corfmat Index (SLV) has 1861 list of all members.
    • V.C.I. A. Index’s
      • Victoria Review – All members in 1861
      • Victorian Government Gazette – All V.D.F personnel listed from 1854 to 1901.
      • Waikato – All Victorians listed.
      • Boer War- All Victorian Contingents plus Victorians in Scotish Horse Regiments.
      • National Archives Muster Rolls – progresive…
      • Master Index – All of the above
    • Further Reading
      • Victorian Land Forces 1853 – 1883. By George F. Ward
      • Portland’s Volunteer Rifle Corps.1859 - 63 By Gwen Bennett
      • Portland’s Historic Battery(1889) Including Western Artillery Corps (1866-1884) and The Portland Battery, Garrison Artillery (1888-1904) . By Gwen Bennett
      • Bold – Steady – Faithful. History of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Melbourne Regiment 1854 – 1993 By Ronald J. Austin
      • Australian Aldershot- A history of the Langwarrin Training Camp By Winty Calder
      • Victoria Barracks – An Informal History
      • Hero’s and Gentlemen, Colonel Tom Price & The Victorian Mounted Rifles By Winty Calder
      • Glimpses of Colonel Tom – by Winty Calder
      • The Colonial Volunteers – The Defence Forces of The Australian Colonies 1836 – 1901. By Bob Nicholls
      • Uniforms Of The Australian Colonies By Alfred N Festburg & Barry J Videon
      • Australian Military Uniforms By Monty Wedd
      • Australians In The Waikato War 1863 – 64 By Leonard L. Barton
      • Marching to the Waikato 1863 – By William Thompson
      • The Shire of Lilydale & its Military Heritage – Volume 1 The Colonial Years By A.J, Mcleer
      • Victoria’s Diggers By Allan Box
      • The Victorian Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal 1881 – 1901 By R.D. Williams
      • Marching On – History of The Bendigo Regiment By William E Thompson
      • The Victorian Volunteer Force on The Central Victorian Goldfields 1858 – 1883 by Bob Marmion
      • The Ham & Beef Battery – The defence of Westernport – by Bruce Bennett
      • Victoria’s Guns – by Major Bill Billett
      • Military Forces Of Victoria 1854 – 1967 – by GR Vazenry
      • To Occupy A Fool Paradise – by David W Spethmany
      • Country Victoria’s Own – by Neil Leckie