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Hobart Town considered with regard to its defence.

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Smith, Augustus Frederick (1859) Hobart Town considered with regard to its defence. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 3 (2). pp. 213-221.

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Abstract

"The defences of a town may be divided into two parts : the
works forming the basis and passive part of the defence,
and the men and guns, which are the active part.
The men and guns are, I consider, our first care."
Augustus Frederick Smith was made Captain of the Hobart Town Volunteer
Artillery Company in December 1859, proposing the formation of
small bodies of citizens for the purpose of working the heavy gun, for the protection of the city
of Hobart Town.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 213-221
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to The Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 23:45
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 23:46
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