Colonial Forces Study Group (Qld)

Queensland Military History: 1860-1901

 
Publications

Moreton Regiment, 1886, First Regiment of Queensland

moreton regiment 1886Peter D Anderson.
ISBN: 1862526486 8vo; pp. x, 48; b/w illustrations throughout, appendices, end notes; stiff illustrated stapled wrapper.

A brief history of the formation of the Moreton Regiment. Includes an overview of the Volunteer movement, and dress regulations for the Regiment. Well illustrated.

We have a limited number of unsold 1st edition (1986) copies obtained from the author.

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Queensland Defence Force (Land) General Orders 1885

cfsg qld general orders 1885 coverEdited by Brian Rough. 3rd Edition (2013). 81 p. A4 ringbound. Indexed.

The General Orders of the Queensland Defence Force for 1885 were issued for the guidance and discipline of the various corps and companies scattered throughout the colony. They contain details of promotions, transfers, resignations, dismissals and Court-martials of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and men of the Permanent Force, militia, and volunteer branch of the Queensland Defence Force (Land). They also may include details of Boards of Inquiry, equipment and clothing regulations, and general detail of the day to day operations of the colonial defence force. The General Orders were published in the Queensland Government Gazette, and it was the publication or gazettal of these orders which gave them official sanction.

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Queensland Defence Force (Land) General Orders 1886

cfsg qld general orders 1886 coverEdited by Brian Rough.
1st Edition (2013). A4 ringbound. Indexed.

The General Orders of the Queensland Defence Force for 1886 were issued for the guidance and discipline of the various corps and companies scattered throughout the colony. They contain details of promotions, transfers, resignations, dismissals and Court-martials of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and men of the Permanent Force, militia, and volunteer branch of the Queensland Defence Force (Land). They also may include details of Boards of Inquiry, equipment and clothing regulations, and general detail of the day to day operations of the colonial defence force. The General Orders were published in the Queensland Government Gazette, and it was the publication or gazettal of these orders which gave them official sanction.

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Queensland Defence Force (Land) General Orders 1887

cfsg qld general orders 1887 coverEdited by Brian Rough.
1st Edition (2013). A4 ringbound. Indexed.

The General Orders of the Queensland Defence Force for 1887 were issued for the guidance and discipline of the various corps and companies scattered throughout the colony. They contain details of promotions, transfers, resignations, dismissals and Court-martials of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and men of the Permanent Force, militia, and volunteer branch of the Queensland Defence Force (Land). They also may include details of Boards of Inquiry, equipment and clothing regulations, and general detail of the day to day operations of the colonial defence force. The General Orders were published in the Queensland Government Gazette, and it was the publication or gazettal of these orders which gave them official sanction.

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Lines of defence : a lineage of Queensland's naval and military forces, 1860-1903

cfsg qld lines of defence coverBrian G. Rough.

2nd Edition (2013) A4 ringbound. Appendices. Indexed This collection of material documents the changes which occurred within the structure of Queensland’s military and naval forces between 1860 and 1903. It provides a lineage of all the individual units which made up and contributed to the development of the Forces. It identifies these units, the changes in their designations and, where possible, what became of them when the Commonwealth of Australia took control of the colonial defence force. The information is tabulated under the town where the unit was established, and then arranged chronologically. To provide context, snapshots of the structure of the Force at various intervals during its history are contained in the Appendix.

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A Most Promising Corps: Citizen Soldiers in Colonial Queensland 1860-1903

a most promising corps coverEdited by Geoff Ginn, Hilary Davies and Brian Rough
1st Edition 2010. ISBN: 9780646534619. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 300 pages. Appendices, end notes.

An estimated 20,000 citizens undertook some form of military service in Queensland between 1860 and 1903. These citizen soldiers were called out for active service a number of times during the nineteenth century; during the 'Bread Riots' of 1866, the Russian war scares of 1878 and 1885, and the shearer's strikes of 1891 and 1894. Defence Force personnel assisted rescue operations during the 1890 and 1893 floods, and many served with the Queensland contingents to South Africa from 1899 to 1902. This book emerged from an ongoing historical research project to document the role and contribution of citizen military forces in colonial Queensland and, for the first time, gives detailed attention to the local and social element, focusing on the stories from more than 40 Queensland towns that supported the citizen soldiers.

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